There were shocking scenes in Turkey on Sunday night as a Trabzonspor fan attacked a match official during an encounter with Fenerbahce.
Trabzonspor were being humiliated on home soil against their rivals before the supporter brutally charged at the referee’s assistant.
The disgraced fan knocked the official over and then opted to kick and punch him while he was on the floor. Security staff intervened and the official fortunately returned to his feet.
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Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie had given Fenerbahce a 4-0 lead following a deadly free-kick, but the game was abandoned following the shocking incident with the fan in stoppage time.
Riot police were called as fans started fighting and throwing chairs at each other after the referee had abandoned the contest.
Here's the video of the shocking incident:
Here's Van Persie's fine goal for Fenerbahce:
Fenerbahce set for the victory
It's expected that Fenerbahce will be awarded the victory, which will help them stay in contention to win the Super Lig.
As it stands, Besiktas lead the way by four points, but that should be reduced to one when a decision is made after Sunday night's controversy.
Trabzonspor, on the other hand, are enduring a torrid season and currently sit in 11th place in Turkey's elite division.
Ultimately, the club could find themselves in a great deal of trouble following the shocking scenes on Sunday.
What do you expect to happen to Trabzonspor after Sunday's match was abandoned? Have your say in the comments section below!
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