Arda Turan receives report 16-match ban for pushing linesman | Soccer


On-loan Barcelona striker Arda Turan has acquired a report 16-match ban in Turkey after pushing a linesman in a second of insanity on the weekend. 

Turan, 31, was launched to Superlig aspect Basaksehir in January in a two-and-a-half season short-term deal having did not impress at Camp Nou since transferring from Atletico Madrid in 2016. 

Signed to bolster the Istanbul membership of their bid for his or her first title of their historical past, he has made a complete of 11 appearances thus far, scoring on two events. 

However in a 1-1 draw in opposition to Sivasspor Turan grew to become incensed on the failure to award a foul, and channelled his rage at a linesman. 

The participant remonstrated furiously with the official, earlier than shoving him and strolling away. Unsurprisingly he was instantly issued a crimson card, and and the Turkish FA’s disciplinary board have backed the choice by handing down the longest ban within the nation’s soccer historical past. 

Arda’s ban implies that he’ll miss Basaksehir’s final two video games of the 2017-18 season, with the membership trailing leaders Galatasaray by two factors. 

He’ll moreover be barred from enjoying the primary 14 video games of 2018-19, virtually half of the marketing campaign. 

Basaksehir’s coach Abdullah Avci had however defended his wayward star within the aftermath of the incident. 

“These items are a part of the sport. We will not be bothered by the ideas of those that write on social media, folks that we do not even know,” Avci fired when questioned by reporters after the sport.

“It is not simple while you lead the league race so lengthy after which have a consequence like that. The nervousness can get to you.”

It’s not the primary time Arda has attracted controversy since transferring again to his native Turkey. 

In March the participant threatened to “crush” a journalist’s head and eyes when he and his spouse had been interrupted at dinner by the reporter’s questions.

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