Fenerbahce, LGBT supporters join forces for Turkish gay referee
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoTeams made up of Fenerbahce fans and LGBT supporters recently faced off in a match to express support for Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ, a gay referee who has been waging a legal battle against the Turkish Football Federation for dropping him over his sexual orientation.
Left-leaning fan group "FenerbahCHE" and members of the LGBT foundation gathered at a Beyoğlu field yesterday to show their solidarity with Dinçdağ.
Dinçdağ launched his case against the federation nearly two years ago.
The federation has denied the referee’s accusations that he was dropped over his sexual orientation, citing Dinçdağ's on-field performance instead.