Racist attacks continue as Bursaspor fans target car with Diyarbakır plates
The echoes of the racist attacks during the match between Bursaspor and Amedspor last month were still being heard when Bursaspor fans in Inegol district attacked on Sunday a car with license plates belonging to Diyarbakir, the home town of Amedspor and a Kurdish majority population.
Prior to the Bursaspor-Inegolspor match on April 2, Bursaspor fans attacked a car with the number plate “21” with stones and sticks.
The footage of the attack circulated on social media. Bursaspor supporters were seen attacking the car with stones and sticks, chanting “Bursa is always the biggest everywhere”.
THE MATCH ON MARCH 5
The attacks had started at the hotel where Amedspor stayed before the Bursaspor-Amedspor match on March 5, and continued at the stadium. Bursaspor fans in the stands had opened banners with the code names “White Toros” and “Green”, which were associated with unsolved murders in the Kurdish provinces in the 90s. The fans had also thrown knives and bullets onto the pitch. Amedspor goalkeeper and some players were injured.
Ultranationalist leader Devlet Bahceli had supported the racist attack and the Bursaspor fans, while opposition parties, especially HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) had expressed their reactions to the failure to prevent the attacks.
Bursaspor had received a nine-match ban and a fine from the Turkish Football Federation’s disciplinary committee (PFDK). Bursaspor had reacted to the penalty by defending the racist attack, claiming that the punishment was given to “patriotic” fans.
Source: Gerçek News