Far beyond the limits of what is acceptable. In the Turkish First Division League, the match between Ankaragucu and Rizaspor ended in a severe case of assault on the referee. The president of the home team punched the referee in the face, and while the man was on the ground he also had to take some kicks. The Turkish Football Federation decided to stop the competition indefinitely.
The match between Ankaracucu and Rezispor – a duel between two mediocre teams – was a very intense match in the Turkish top flight.
In a heated match, referee Khalil Omut Miller was forced to show 12 yellow cards, and he also sent two players to the dressing room prematurely.
When striker Adolfo Gaich scored a 1-1 equalizer for the visitors in extra time, things got worse for the home team.
Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca stormed onto the pitch and delivered a powerful punch to the 37-year-old referee. While the poor man was on the ground, he also had to take kicks from the fans.
Khalil Umut Miller had a badly damaged face.
The competition has been suspended indefinitely
Turkish Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunç reported that a judicial investigation had been opened into the people who behaved violently and into the fans who then entered the stadium.
After the serious incident, the Turkish Football Federation has already decided to suspend the competition for an indefinite period.
Whoever targets the rulers is complicit.
The federation speaks of “an inhumane and despicable attack by criminals on the referee and on all Turkish football.”
“The irresponsible statements of presidents, coaches and television analysts paved the way for this disgusting attack. Anyone who targets referees is complicit.”
Halil Umut Miller is known in Türkiye as a strong referee.
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