This is how the world media saw the canceled Galatasaray – Fenerbahçe match

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Turkish football, which was recently on the agenda of the world press with Faruk Koca’s punch to Halil Umut Meler and Istanbulspor’s withdrawal from the field, made news in the foreign press this time with the Super Cup match not being played. The most interesting comment about the historic crisis came from a South Korean journalist.


Turkish football is on the agenda of the foreign press. Turkish football, which was recently on the agenda of the world and European press after Faruk Koca punched referee Halil Umut Meler and Istanbulspor withdrew from the Trabzonspor match, is now on the agenda of the foreign press with the Super Cup match not being played.

Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, the two biggest clubs in Turkish football, have decided not to play the Super Cup match scheduled to be played tonight in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, due to the Ataturk banner and t-shirt crises during the day.

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The foreign press covered the news with these headlines and details:

Mirror (UK): Turkey’s Super Cup has been canceled after Galatasaray and Fenerbahce refused to take the field. The crisis erupted when Saudi Arabian authorities rejected the two teams’ request to wear Ataturk shirts for the warm-up, leading to the cancellation.

L’Equipe (France): The Turkish Super Cup match scheduled to be played in Saudi Arabia was canceled at the last minute. The reason for the crisis is that the local authorities refused to allow the players to wear t-shirts commemorating Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

Daily Mail (UK): The Turkish Super Cup match in Riyadh has been canceled as fans take their seats in the stadium. Galatasaray and Fenerbahce refused to play after Saudi Arabian authorities banned the wearing of Ataturk t-shirts.

Le Figaro (France):The Turkish Super Cup was due to be played in Saudi Arabia today. But the host country refused to allow both teams to wear commemorative shirts celebrating 100 years of the Turkish Republic.

De Telegraaf (Netherlands): The Turkish Super Cup match in Saudi Arabia has been canceled due to disagreements between the local authorities and the clubs. Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, who wanted to wear Ataturk banners and T-shirts, decided not to play after being denied permission.

The Sun (UK): “The Turkish Super Cup final between Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe was called off at the last minute after the teams refused to play. Both teams refused to take to the pitch after the ban on Atatürk banners and T-shirts.”

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This is how the world media saw the canceled Galatasaray - Fenerbahçe match 1

KOREAN JOURNALIST I AM NOT TURKISH BUT I WAS PROUD

South Korean journalist Hanshin Lee, who has been following Turkish football closely after Kim Min-Jae’s transfer to Fenerbahçe, shared a post after the cancellation of the Super Cup, which attracted great attention on social media.

“I just woke up and saw the news from Saudi Arabia. Of course I would like to see Fenerbahce win the cup today. But nothing is more important than respecting the history of a country and its great founder Atatürk. Teams should not be afraid to go home. The Saudis thought they could beat a man who had never been beaten. Ataturk’s legacy lives on in his people. I’m not Turkish but I was proud of everyone today. This goes beyond the Fenerbahce-Galatasaray rivalry.”

TANCREDI PALMERI NEVER TRY TO TOUCH TURKS THROUGH ATATURK

The famous Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri said in his post; “Never try to touch Turks through Atatürk”.

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