Problems for Türkiye: UEFA opens investigation into controversial gesture

Problems for Türkiye: UEFA opens investigation into controversial gesture
Problems for Türkiye: UEFA opens investigation into controversial gesture

The spotlight is on defender Merih Demiral, who scored twice in the win over Austria.

03/07/2024

The UEFA opened an investigation into the national team footballer Turkey Merih Demiral for a gesture he made in the celebration of one of his goals in the victory against Austria in the round of 16 of the Euro 2024.

The central defender scored a brace to send his team through to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they will face the Netherlands.

Although he was named man of the match for his goals, he also made headlines for a controversial gesture he made in the second goal: with both hands he made a sign similar to a wolf’s head, which is very representative of the ‘Ulkucu’ movement, also known as the Grey Wolves.

This is a Turkish terrorist, ultra-nationalist, neo-fascist and Islamist organisation and, according to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, has more than 12,000 members in Germany.

Given this situation, UEFA’s Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has launched an investigation in accordance with Article 31 of the Disciplinary Regulations into “alleged inappropriate conduct” by the player.

“Further information on this matter will be made available in due course,” UEFA said in a statement.

 
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
 

-

PREV The Provincial Council of Cuenca will invest more than 48,000 euros in the intangible heritage of the municipalities of the province
NEXT More and more companies are looking for profiles over 50 years old in their selection processes