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Video: Turkish police spray U14 footballers in face after Championship qualifier

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A Turkish U14 match has shot to online prominence after online footage was released of police spraying players in the face with pepper spray.

The chaos descended during an U14 Championship qualifier between Bursa Yolspor and İkitellispor, which went to extra-time after the two sides were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Bursa Yolspor moved 3-1 ahead in the additional period, before members of the İkitellispor team were sent-off for protesting one of the goals.

Two players were given their marching orders and others removed their shirts in protest, and coaches came onto the pitch to pull their youngsters away from the referee.

101 Great Goals reports that the game did finish 3-1, but the scoreline was of little interest post-match as police entered the field of play. With seemingly little care for the welfare of the youngsters, the police then sprayed several players and adults in an effort to gain authority.

Unsurprisingly, their actions angered those on the pitch even more, as a large group turned on the security forces. This in-turn led to more pepper spray being used. The clip below also shows the aftermath of the event, with many of the players requiring hospital treatment in the aftermath.

A charge has subsequently been filed against the police for their actions. Watch the incredible video below – brought to our attention on 101 Great Goals – and let us know your thoughts on the madness in Turkey…

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