Galatasaray beat Beşiktaş 2-0 away at Besiktas İnönü Stadium in their Super Final opener, which was postponed on Saturday due to heavy rain, but scandalous refereeing and pitch invasion by angry Besiktas fans marked the night. Besiktas Galatasaray Video
Istanbul / NationalTurk – The Super Final, the play-off system the Turkish Federation hoped to revive the Turkish Football and Turkish Super League saw a scandalous starting week.
The so-called Super Final started with Fenerbahce vs Trabzonspor game where Emre Belözoğlu has racially abused Trabzonspor player Didier Zokora. Emre admitted right after the game he has used racial slur against Zokora but at the press conference he held with his black teammate Yobo the day after the match he denied having used racist remarks and said ‘ I did not call Zokora a ‘ f….g n….r ‘ i called him a ‘ prick.’ And then he explained what prick means in Turkish. Really..
Besiktas vs Galatasaray : A nonsense called Super Final
Besiktas vs Galatasaray game also has been controversial like the other game of the week. The game was postponed on Saturday due to pelt down and supposed to be the first Super Final game. The game has been played on Monday and Galatasaray won 0-2 vs city rivals Besiktas on Besiktas’ own turf.
A highly controversial goal by Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo, from what was very clearly an offside position during a goalmouth scramble was the sign of bad things to occur. Felipe Melo nicknamed ‘ Pitbull’ and made the best of his nickname by attacking his teammate Albert Riera last week and hospitalizing the Spanish midfielder.
However Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has pardoned Felipe Melo, since his team needed the all-important ‘ dog ‘ badly in the playoffs.
Hüseyin Göcek massacred the game and tempers of Besiktas fans
The Besiktas club faces very serious internal problems, no doubt about it. Electing Fikret Orman to fill the chairmanship post vacated by Yıldırım Demirören, who is ironically the president of Turkish football and finally bringing coach Tayfur Havutçu a disliked figure at Besiktas ( not for being imprisoned amid match fixing case, but for his comments towards his own players) back to the helm put the oldest club in Turkey in total misery.
The referee of the game Hüseyin Göçek, whose photos appeared on Turkish media where he had a Galatasaray jersey on, proved that the concerns of Besiktas fans haven’t been for nothing. Felipe Melo’s goal was clearly from an offside position but that was not the single ‘ mistake ‘ the referee had done during the Besiktas vs Galatasaray game.
And thereafter tempers flared with every passing minute. The so-called referee made too many mistakes — too many controversial calls and too many non-calls, all against Besiktas.
Besiktas fans invade the pitch to smite the ref and Galatasaray players
Then came the moment when Besiktas fans couldn’t handle their frustration of the game and of the whole season. Besiktas Inönü stadium’s hell was unleashed on referee Hüseyin Göçek and on some provacative Galatasaray footballers led by Felipe ‘the dog’ Melo and former Arsenal player Eboue, whose antics at the latest Besiktas vs Galatasaray derby at Inönü also caused altercations with Besiktas fans.
One after other Besiktas fans invaded the pitch after 85th minute of the game, their frustration and having been betrayed by a sinister referee and federation, not only at this game but also in the two games vs Galatasaray in the regular season. Two disallowed goals from Besiktas in those games and the final goal Galata had scored which was a product from an obvious charging foul in the last minute at their Arena had pushed Besiktas fans to their limits and they invaded the pitch yesterday wanted to throttle the ref and Melo and Eboue, the ever drama quenn.
The Nonsense called Super Final will continue with the Galatasaray Fenerbahce derby game, which is the main reason for the broadcasters to make more money out of the corruption which is called Turkish Super League.
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