While the flare thrown at the Göztepe tribune seriously injured some fans, a person entering the field hit the goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç with a corner flag, revealing the extent of the disgrace.
Göztepe-Altay match in the 15th week of Spor Toto 1st League was suspended due to the events. The horrific moments after the flare thrown into the stands reached its climax after a person jumping onto the field attacked Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Güvenç with a corner flag.
In the match, which was only played in the first half, incidents broke out between the supporters of the two teams. A supporter was seriously injured due to a flare thrown at the Göztepe stands and two ambulances were urgently sent to the area. While the game was stopped, Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Güvenç, who was at the place where the events took place, was attacked by a fan who entered the field.
The person who attacked Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç, who took the corner flag and was next to the ambulance, was neutralized by the officers after several coups. Altay football players, who watched the events from the side of the field, ran towards the scene after the attack on goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç. According to the first information received, it was stated that while it was learned that goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç was conscious, he had an opening in his mind. On the other hand, it was announced that the person who hit the goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç was taken into custody.
Altay tribününden Göztepe tribününe atılıp bir taraftarımızın ağır yaralanmasına sebep olan olay münferit bir olay değildir. Atanların tespit edilmemesi için önce sis bombası yakılıyor daha sonra sislerin arasından işaret fişeği atılıyor. Sorumlular hesap verecek.
— GözGöz Tv (@GozGozTv) November 27, 2022
On the other hand, the image of a fan in the stands injured by a flare created a shock effect. The flare, which was thrown from the Altay stands and hit a supporter from Göztepe, seriously injured the supporter. It was learned that Göztepe supporter Mehmet Çakır, who was taken to the hospital, is conscious and not life-threatening. It was noted that Çakır, who had severe damage to his jaw and teeth and had burns on his left region, would be taken to surgery.
According to the announcement made at the stadium, it was stated that the match was suspended due to the events that took place from the 22nd minute of the match, and that the match will be played from the 20th minute on a future date to be determined by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF). As the evacuation of the stadium started after the decision to take a vacation, first the Göztepe fans, then the Altay fans left the stadium.
✅ Göztepe – Altay maçında suratına işaret fişeği gelen Göztepeli taraftarın görüntüsü.. Çok ama çok kötü..pic.twitter.com/VEmb6wYzgM
— talhatrabzonlu (@talhatrabzonlu) November 27, 2022
On the other hand, while waiting for the referee’s decision, there was tension in the dressing room corridors. While it was learned that the players and managers of the two teams got into each other, the police teams intervened in the tension in the corridor.
Statement on the health status of Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç and Göztepe fans
While informing about the latest situation of goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç, who was attacked by a person entering the field during the Göztepe-Altay match, it was learned that Göztepe supporter, who was injured by a flare, was also taken into surgery. On the other hand, the attacker who entered the field was taken into custody and work was started to catch the person who fired the flare.
It has been learned that Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç, who was injured in the Göztepe-Altay match, which was suspended due to the events in the 15th week of the Spor Toto 1st League, had a cut on his head, his life was not in danger, and a supporter who was injured due to a foreign substance thrown into the stands was taken into surgery.
Anlık Göztepe – Altay maçı. Altay taraftarının yanan meşaleleri Göztepe tribününe atması üzerine Göztepe taraftarı Altay’ın kalecisinin kafasında korner direği kırıyor. Ne taraftarlığı becerebiliyorsunuz ne sportmenliği. Beş para etmezsiniz. pic.twitter.com/1wir9ykrsG
— GizemcimAbartmaİstersen (@AbartmaGizemcim) November 27, 2022
In the match at Gürsel Aksel Stadium, Ozan Evrim Özenç, who was hit by a corner post by a fan who entered the field, was taken to Medicana International İzmir Hospital by ambulance.
It was learned that Özenç had a cut on his head and that his life was not in danger.
Mehmet Çakır, who was injured as a result of foreign matter thrown into the section where Göztepe spectators are located, was taken to Dokuz Eylül University Hospital by ambulance, which entered the field. It was stated that Çakır was injured as a result of hitting a firecracker-like substance and was taken into surgery.
In the match at Gürsel Aksel Stadium, Altay fans threw foreign objects at the section where Göztepe spectators were in the 19th minute, 2 ambulances entered the field upon the information that there were injured fans, and the match stopped in the 22nd minute. Meanwhile, a Göztepe supporter took a corner post and hit Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç, and then the match was suspended.
After the incident, the police started work to catch the suspects and detained the supporter who shot Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç with a column post. The teams, which are working to identify the person who fired the firecracker from the section where the Altay fans are located, do not allow the Altay fans to leave the stadium in order to catch the suspect. Examining the stadium cameras, the police are also investigating how the person who fired the cartridge entered the stadium.
On the other hand, Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger and Provincial Police Chief Mehmet Şahne also came to Gürsel Aksel Stadium and inspected it.
After the Göztepe-Altay match, the streets of İzmir got mixed up! One person was stabbed multiple times
Bıçaklanma olayının yaşandığı anlar. (Göztepe-Altay) pic.twitter.com/zqykwsUXAB
— Turkish Ultras (@UltrasTurkish) November 27, 2022
The events that started at Gürsel Aksel Stadium in the match between Göztepe and Altay continued on the streets as well. In the videos taken from the windows of the houses, it was seen that sharp materials were used, fights broke out, and one person stabbed another person who wanted to take shelter in the official black-plate vehicle.
The events in the Göztepe-Altay match in the Spor Toto 1st League continued outside the stadium as well. A fan was taken to the hospital by ambulance after the flammable substance was thrown from the Altay stands to the Göztepe stands. At that time, a Göztepe supporter took the corner post and hit Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Özenç on the head. Özenç was taken to the hospital along with the fans.
After these events, the Altay team left the stadium hours later, while going to the locker room. Altay fans left the stadium at around 03.00 in police vehicles after the identification of the person who had thrown the flammable substance.
Streets Confused! Many Fights
The events that started when a hooligan threw flammable materials at the opposing team’s tribune continued in the streets of İzmir.
There were many fights and incidents between Göztepe and Altay supporters, allegedly in Güzelyalı and Üçkuyular districts. In the videos taken from the houses at the time of the incident, it was seen that many people were injured and cutting tools were used. One person was stabbed multiple times in the back before he could get into the vehicle he was trying to get into to escape his attackers.
On the other hand, the Izmir Governor’s Office announced that 21 people were arrested and the necessary legal proceedings were taken regarding the events in the stadium.
How the flare in the Göztepe Altay match entered the stadium was found!
It has been announced that the flammable substance that caused the injury of a supporter in the Göztepe-Altay match was left in the stadium toilet by the private ambulance company drivers.
It has been reported that foreign substances that injured a Göztepe supporter in the Izmir derby in Spor Toto 1st League were left in the stadium toilet by the ambulance company drivers in charge, and 21 people were detained in connection with the incident.
In the statement made by the Izmir Governor’s Office, it was stated that in the 19th minute of the Göztepe-Altay match at the Gürsel Aksel Stadium, the flammable substance was thrown to the Göztepe fans from the tribune where the black and white fans took part.
In the statement that it was reported that the cartridge had hit Göztepe supporter Mehmet Çakır, the following statements were made:
“Çakır was taken to the hospital and treated. From the camera detection studies carried out in the stadium after the incident, it was determined that flammable materials, called fog, were burned in the visitors’ tribune, and the fans in the place where the fog was dense were detected and detained by our security forces. As a result of the investigation, it was understood that the drivers of the private ambulance company in charge of the stadium left the fog and flares in the stadium toilet and distribution was made from there to the fans.
In the camera detection studies, it was seen that ambulance drivers entered the toilets where the guest tribune was located at 16.34 with two backpacks and then made intensive phone calls. Private ambulance company officer A.G., who put his backpacks in the guest tribune toilets. and H.K. persons were taken into custody. In the stands, D.D, E.Y. and K.E. committed the crime in an organized manner, a total of 21 persons related to the incident were caught and necessary legal proceedings were initiated against them.“