Trabzonspor’s stadium ban for fan attack reduced

Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor’s six-match spectator ban imposed after their supporters stormed on to the pitch and fought with Fenerbahce players has been reduced to four matches after an appeal to the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

The TFF’s arbitration board also reduced their fine from 3,000,000 to 448,000 Turkish Lira ($14,000.)

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Turkish police detained 12 people on March 17 after the on-field clashes between supporters and players. Trabzonspor fans charged onto the pitch after the final whistle as the away team celebrated their 3-2 win, clashing with security staff and some Fenerbahce players.

The board upheld the one-match suspensions given to Fenerbahce players Irfan Can Egribayat and Jayden Oosterwolde for their involvement in the brawl last month, in what was the latest in a number of incidents that have dogged the league this season.

Fenerbahce said they were considering leaving the Turkish Super League in response to the incident, but decided remain in the competition after their members voted against the proposal.

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