Football: Night of doom in Trabzon
Monday, March 10, 2014
TRABZON - The last match of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League's match day 24 played between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce at Trabzonspor's home ground Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium on Monday was postponed due to Trabzonspor fans' violent behavior against some Fenerbahce footballers.
Members of the crowd repeatedly threw things such as sparklers and bricks on to the pitch during the first half of the showdown forcing the referee, Bulent Yildirim, to postpone the game.
Referee Yildirim had to frequently stop the match over the first 45 minutes owing to the violent acts of the Trabzonspor fans and lastly went to his locker room after a torch coming from the stand behind the goalposts hit the goalkeeper of Fenerbahce, Volkan Demirel. Whilst Fenerbahce players went to their locker room, Trabzonspor footballers waited on the pitch for a while. The referee then announced he was postponing the match for security reasons.
Before the postponement of the game in Trabzon, the score was 1-0 in favor of Fenerbahce after Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike's goal gave the "Yellow-Canaries" the lead.
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