The Turkish Football Organization (TFF) has suspended all associations on a “evening of disgrace” for the country’s football after Ankaragucu’s leader Faruk Koca hit the ref right upside the head toward the finish of their Super Lig home match against Rizespor.
Koca entered the field and hit ref Halil Umut Meler when the last whistle blew after Rizespor scored a 97th-minute balancer in the 1-1 draw at Eryaman Arena on Monday, film from state telecaster TRT showed
Ankaragucu fans attacked the pitch after the game and Meler was likewise kicked when he fell, however it was hazy who his aggressors were. Meler in the end came to the changing area with the assistance of the police.
“The Turkish Football Organization has chosen to suspend all matches in all associations endlessly,” the league posted on X, previously known as Twitter.
“The connected club, the club director, club authorities and every one of those at legitimate fault for going after ref Umut Meler will be rebuffed in the most grounded terms conceivable.”
A confinement request has been given for Koca, Clergyman of Inside Ali Yerlikaya said in a post on X, adding that two individuals have previously been kept as a component of a legal examination concerning the occurrence.
“Turkish football has been punched despicably this evening. Everybody associated with this occurrence will address the cost,” TFF Executive Mehmet Buyukeksi expressed, as indicated by TRT.
As indicated by Turkish media, both Meler and Koca were hence taken to clinic, with Koca under watch and expected to be confined following treatment.
Turkey’s Leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited in Turkish media censuring the assault as the TFF quickly reported the suspension.
The TFF accused the “vile assault” on a years-in length harmful culture towards refs that it said had been cultivated by numerous players and club authorities.
President Erdogan said in an explanation: “I censure the assault on official Halil Umut Meler after the MKE Ankaragucu-Caykur Rizespor match played tonight, and I wish him a fast recuperation.
“Sports implies harmony and fellowship. Sports are incongruent with savagery. We won’t ever permit savagery to occur in Turkish games.”
A FIFA ref starting around 2017, 37-year-old Meler assumed responsibility for Lazio’s Heroes Association bunch game with Celtic on November 28.