Former Newcastle star blamed for provoking brutal attack by club president, says Turkish referee who broke his silence

The world of football was rocked by shocking scenes last week as Turkish referee Halil Umut Meler was physically attacked by Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca following a top-flight Super Lig match. The disgraceful incident left Meler with a fractured eye socket and has caused outrage in the sporting community. Now, Meler has broken his silence on the incident, vowing that he will never forgive Koca for the brutal attack. He has also pointed fingers at Ankaragucu boss Emre Belozoglu for inflaming the situation. The aftermath of the attack has seen Koca resign from his position and all top-flight matches postponed by the Turkish FA. As the football world braces itself for the fallout, Meler’s words serve as a powerful reminder of the need for respect and sportsmanship in the beautiful game.

Turkish Super Lig referee Halil Umut Meler has spoken out after being punched in the face by Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca. Meler, who suffered a fractured eye socket, says he will not forgive Koca for the attack and also blames Ankaragucu boss Emre Belozoglu for inflaming the situation. The incident occurred after a contentious match that saw two Ankaragucu players sent off. Koca has since resigned and all top-flight matches in Turkey have been postponed. Ankaragucu has responded to Meler’s interview, stating that they are disheartened by the situation and will appeal the decisions made by the disciplinary committee.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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