Bursaspor supporters attack their team’s bus after defeat in Istanbul game
BURSAA group of Bursaspor supporters on Feb. 24 attacked their own team’s bus after they lost 4-0 in a game with Istanbul’s Kasımpaşa.
The supporters, with knives and sticks in their hands, stopped the bus and barged into it while it was on its way home near the Osmangazi Bridge, beating up footballers and officials inside.
The windows of the bus were smashed after a brawl that lasted around five minutes.
The attackers were forcibly taken off the bus, while the club’s technical team and its staff filed a complaint with the gendarmerie.
Security forces escorted the team until it arrived in Bursa.
Separately, a group of 100 supporters chanted slogans at the entrance of the team’s facility, demanding the club management’s resignation.
Authorities said they initially detained four people over the incident but they were later released.
Works to determine other supporters involved in the attack have been ongoing as part of an investigation, the authorities said.
Meanwhile, the fact that the door of the bus was open at the time of the attack also drew reactions, triggering the team to demand officials’ resignations after the incident.