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Osayi-Samuel, Two Others To Face Disciplinary Hearing In Turkey

Osayi-Samuel, Two Others To Face Disciplinary Hearing In Turkey

Bright Osayi-Samuel, will appear before a disciplinary hearing of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

This comes following the crowd troubles that occured after a league game between Osayi-Samuel’s club Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor on March 17.

SuperSport reports that Osayi-Samuel will appear before the hearing alongside two others.

Trouble started when Trabzonspor fans entered the pitch after the referee blew the final whistle which the away side Fenerbahce won 3-2.

The Fenerbahce players, together with coaching staff celebrated their victory in the centre circle which angered the home fans.

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One of Trabzonspor fan, who was putting on a mask, tried to get to the Fenerbahce players before Osayi-Samuel went after him and punched him.

Osayi-Samuel landing punches on the Trabzonspor fan

The Super Eagles defender had to be pulled away by security personnels.

Thirteen Trabzonspor fans were arrested with five placed in pre-trial detention.

Last month’s violent incident was the latest to affect Turkish football this season.

In 2016 a game between the two teams was abandoned in the closing minutes after an assistant referee was attacked by a home supporter.

Osayi-Samuel was in action for the Super Eagles in last month’s international friendly games against Ghana and Mali.

He helped the Eagles reach the final of the African Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire where they finished second.

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  • Lenukwe 3 weeks ago

    Good evening everyone on the platform. Let’s not preamble but rather be analytical to addressing this issue. Clearly, it boils down to Osayi exercising his fundamental right of self defence and preservation judging from the elements right from when the dangerous intruder invaded the pitch in a harmful manner.

    • Douglas Antieo 3 weeks ago

      Yiu are very correct bros. That guy wasn’t going to fold his hands and be injured or incapacitated. Turkei football federation must watch it otherwise, dem go hear from us.

  • SE fans 3 weeks ago

    Make he no gree for anybody.

  • Chike Atunayama 2 weeks ago

    That’s true @Lenukwe.
    Regardless, we must also look to find out if the Islamic government of Turkey has different elements preluding self defence or when its supposed to be enabled. In Nigeria however, are four distinct elements which are required for self-defense to happen: An unprovoked attack, that which threatens imminent injury or death, an objectively reasonable degree of force, used in response to and an objectively reasonable fear of injury or death. These put together enable exercising of rights to defend oneself. And from what i saw in the video clip, Samuel Osayi’s lawyers must begin the process of sueing the Turkey Football Federation for dragging his name thus far despite the fact that there’s is no lacuna in reference.

  • Stanley 2 weeks ago

    Thought provoking! TFF saw an unknown idioti running around the pitch and trying to harm payers so why can’t they pick their issue from there? Or were they expecting the players not to defend themselves? I tire ojare

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