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Trabzonspor get six match fan-ban over pitch invasion

A Turkish football powerhouse, Trabzonspor, has been dealt a blow as they will have to play their upcoming six home matches without any spectators. This decision was made by The Turkish Professional Football Disciplinary Board (PFDK) following an incident of violence that occurred at a recent Super Lig game. Additionally, Fenerbahce players Jayden Oosterwolde and Irfan Can Egribayat have also been given a one-match suspension for their involvement in the altercation with opposition supporters.

Anadolu Agency SPORTS
Published April 03,2024

Turkish club Trabzonspor have been ordered to play six home matches behind closed doors after violent scenes marred a league game with rivals Fenerbahce last month, the country's football federation (TFF) said Wednesday.

Two Fenerbahce players, Dutch defender Jayden Oosterwolde and goalkeeper Irfan Can Egribayat, were also fined and handed one-match bans by the TFF's discipinary board.

Oosterwolde was punished for kicking a Trabzonspor fan who had run onto the pitch with his face covered.

A group of Trabzonspor fans invaded the pitch after the final whistle of the 3-2 home defeat on March 17.

The attacks took place as the Fenerbahce players and coaching staff celebrated their victory, goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic being punched in the face.

The Black Sea team must also pay two fines totalling 3.1 million Turkish lira ($97,000).

Nigerian international Bright Osayi-Samuel escaped punishment after punching a fan on the pitch.

His actions "did not meet the threshold for a violation of disciplinary rules," the board said.

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino called the scenes "totally unacceptable".