The shocking scenes from Fenerbahce v Besiktas that forced game to be postponed

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Turkish football certainly has a reputation for being a bit fiery.

Throughout the years, the country's football has been littered with crazy incidents both off and on the pitch.

It's in the capital Istanbul where a lot of it happens, with the country's three big teams all playing their football in the city.

Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray combine for a real trio of hatred in the Turkish top-flight, but things have been taken way too far in the most recent battle between two of the sides.

Besiktas made the short trip to Fenerbahce for the Turkish cup semi-final second-leg on Thursday evening - the first finished 2-2 - and what happened on the pitch and in the tunnel was nothing short of disgraceful.

The derby got off to a fiery start when former Real Madrid man Pepe was shown a straight red card but on the 58-minute mark, all hell broke loose.

Besiktas' manager Senol Gunes was hit by an unidentified object from the crowd, causing absolute chaos. In the video below, you can see the horrendous incident.


Truly shocking stuff.

The players were then sent to the dressing room while riot police stormed the pitch, with Gunes being taken to hospital and having five stitches in his head.

However, that was far from the end of it, with Gunes' assistant Erdinic Guletkin being subjected to a vicious beating in the tunnel.

This should never, ever happen to anyone, let alone in a football setting.


Imagine if that happened in the Premier League.

There has been no official announcement as to when the game will be replayed, but after the issues with the crowd, it is highly likely that it will be played behind closed doors.

The punishments for both sides are likely to be pretty severe.

Ryan Babel
Ricardo Quaresma
World Cup
Turkey national football team

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