Turkish Football Federation protested with ‘gas tube’ by fans
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Trabzonspor fans hung up ‘a gas tube,’ replacing the TFF flag in reference to the Turkish Football Federation chief Demirören’s gas company. AA photoFans of Turkish football team Trabzonspor have staged a furious protest on Oct. 13 in front of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) building in Istanbul against the federation’s stance regarding match-fixing and to demand that the 2010-11 Super League championship trophy be given to Trabzonspor.
Fans threw stones at the building and then they hauled down the TFF flag and hung up “a gas tube,” a reference to the TFF chief Yıldırım Demirören’s gas producing company.
Fenerbahçe was the champion of the 2010-2011 season, while Trabzonspor ranked second, but Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım was found to have been involved in numerous match-fixing incidents that season and was sentenced to more than six years in jail in a match-fixing trial in July.
The fans demand the 2010-11 Super League championship trophy be taken from Fenerbahçe and given to Trabzonspor.