Fenerbahce fans banned after government criticism | sportschau.de

Status: 02/28/2023 10:53 p.m

After the government-critical chants of its fans, the Turkish top club Fenerbahce Istanbul will have to do without their supporters in the next away game. A security agency in Kayseri province, where Fenerbahce will play local club Klub on Saturday, said the away game would be played “without the club’s fans”.

A connection with the chants critical of the government was not made in the message. Fenerbahce condemned the measure as “unacceptable” and referred to her as “an awkward decision that does not meet any sporting criteria“.

Fans of the runners-up had recently had in the wake of the devastating earthquake “government, resign” called.”20 years of lies and deceit, resignIt was also said. More than 50,000 people died in the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria.

Club demands reversal of decision

Fenerbahce asked the security authorities to reverse the decision. “It means nothing other than punishing the club and preventing our fans from supporting their team”it was said.

Besiktas fans also recently chanted for the Turkish government to step down and threw hundreds of stuffed animals onto the field to commemorate the children among the victims of the disaster.