UEFA bans Turkish footballer until 2017
ISTANBULEuropean football’s disciplinary body has slapped two Fenerbahçe midfielders and a coach with penalties and fined the club 15,000 euros.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) banned Fenerbahçe midfielder Volkan Şen from all UEFA matches until next January for making physical contact with the referee.
UEFA also suspended midfielder Alper Potuk for three matches and coach Vitor Pereira for one match for criticizing the referee.
Croatian football referee Ivan Bebek was criticized by Turkish fans for his rulings during a March 17 match where the Istanbul side received three red cards and a penalty.
In the same match, Fenerbahçe was eliminated from the Europa League after losing 4-1 to Portugal’s Braga.