UEFA to launch investigation into Turkish champions over controversial move

UEFA to launch investigation into Turkish champions over controversial move
UEFA to launch investigation into Turkish champions over controversial move

The player scored two goals in Turkey’s victory over Austria in the Euro 2019 round of 16

UEFA has opened an investigation DemiralTurkish defender and scorer of two goals in the victory over Austria in the round of 16 of the European Championship. The player in question made a controversial gesture during the second goal, which is considered “inappropriate behaviour” and can be sanctioned by the club.

Based on Article 31(4) of the UEFA Regulations, an investigation has been initiated into the misconduct of Turkish Football Association player Merih Demiral. – UEFA said in a statement on Wednesday (3).

Salami Demiral is associated with the Grey Wolves, a far-right movement originating in Turkey with followers in Germany. According to the community’s memo, they promote Turkish supremacy and are especially active among Turkish immigrants.

I had a special holiday in mind that has something to do with my Turkish identity. I am very proud to be Turkish and I felt it deeply after scoring. – explained the defender.

Turkey will face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the continental competition on Saturday (6) at 16:00 (Brazilian time) and, if it advances, it will face the winner of the England-Switzerland clash in the semi-finals. – the end.

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