Galatasaray coach Terim sanctioned with three matches following scuffle with referee
Galatasaray's coach Fatih Terim had to watch the second half of the Orduspor game from the tribunes of the Turkish Telekom Arena. AA photoThe Turkish Football Federation Discipline Committee has banned Galatasaray’s coach Fatih Terim for three matches and fined him 30,000 Turkish Liras for his “unsportsmanlike attitude” during the weekend game against Orduspor. Terim was sent off in the first half of the game by referee Serkan Çınar. Çınar had reportedly written on his post-game report that Terim told them during to half time “to get on the pitch and massacre the game.”
With Terim in the tribunes during the second half, Galatasaray came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Orduspor 4-2 with a fantastic display of the Ducth star Weslej Sneijder and a convincing performance of the Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to continue its lead in the Turkish Super League.
However, tension at the Galatasaray bench remained strong and Çınar also sent assistant coach Hasan Şaş off the pitch. Şaş was also sanctioned with a single-match ban and fined 10,000 liras. Both coaches refused to participate in press briefings after the match because of their scuffles with the referee.