Rival supporter brings Olympic honor to Beşiktaş midfielder
ISTANBULBeşiktaş midfielder Necip Uysal, a product of the football club’s youth academy, has been granted the 2015 Best Player Behavior Award by the Turkish National Olympic Committee (TMOK).
The incident that brought him the award took place during a pre-match ceremony of the Istanbul derby between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe on April 4, 2015.
A 6-year-old boy wearing a Fenerbahçe jersey for the customary pre-kick-off ceremony was holding Uysal’s hand and walking to the center of the pitch when suddenly he began crying and asking Uysal, “I am for Fenerbahçe but have I become a Beşiktaş supporter now by holding your hand?”
Uysal calmed the boy down by saying it was he who had actually become the Fenerbahçe supporter by holding his hand.