Turkish FA issues fines and suspensions after Galatasaray and Fenerbahce pitch brawl

November 9 – Players and officials from Turkish arch rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have been suspended for up to eight matches by the Turkish FA’s disciplinary board (PFDK) after a mass brawl broke out at the end of last Friday’s Super League fixture.

Members of both teams were seen exchanging blows after they ran on to the pitch following the 2-2 draw, while sections of the crowd hurled abuse and booed from the stands.

Fenerbahce’s Roberto Soldado and Jailson Siqueira were shown red cards as was Galatasaray’s Badou Ndiaye.

The PFDK handed Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim a seven-match ban and a 65,000 Turkish lira fine for insulting the referee and making unsportsmanlike comments after the match.  The most severe penalty was handed out to the club’s trainer, Hasan Sas, who was banned for eight matches for attacking members of the opposing team.

Also suspended were Galatasaray midfielders Ndiaye (five games), Garry Mendes Rodrigues (three games) and Ryan Donk (six games) due to their unsportsmanlike conduct.

For Fenerbahçe, Jailson was banned for eight matches and Soldado for six.

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