Besiktas and Galatasaray fans fight during wheelchair basketball game

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A wheelchair basketball match in Germany turned sour after fans of Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas began a mass brawl. 

As reported by the Telegraph, the fight left seven people needing hospital treatment on Saturday afternoon.

In the sports hall in Zwickau, near Chemnitz, the supporters were using knives and baseball bats as the fight got out of hand. 


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Surprisingly, there were no serious injuries, but police are now investigating after the game had to be abandoned. 

In fact, the report claims that as many as 50 supporters left the sports hall on a bus following the fight, but they were detained while the vehicle was searched. 

Police statement 

"The game had to be abandoned and seven fans were taken to nearby hospitals. Six of them were released after receiving treatment," said a police spokesman in a statement.

It's certainly not uncommon that Galatasaray and Besiktas fans have hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, but it was strange that they came together at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany. 

Title race 

The two sides, of course, came together on the field of play on Sunday evening as Galatasaray played host to their rivals. 

It was Besiktas, though, who secured all three points to claim a six-point advantage over Fenerbache at the summit of the division. 

Fenerbache's surprise 2-1 defeat to Istanbul BB has all but ended the title race in Turkey's elite division. 

Besiktas need just one point from their remaining two fixtures to be crowned champions. The table-toppers will now be hoping to secure the trophy at home to Osmanlispor on Sunday.

What do you make of the saga involving Fenerbahce and Galatasaray? Have your say below! 

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Robin Van Persie
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