Galatasaray coach may be suspended

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 13:56

Ankara (Turkey): Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim is facing a 10-match suspension for criticising the referee during his side`s league match against Mersin.

Terim, who leads the Istanbul club in their return leg Champions League quarterfinal match against Real Madrid Tuesday, was banished to the stands with a number of his coaching staff during Saturday`s game, which Galatasaray won 3-1.

The manager, visibly angry, at one point went on to the pitch, grabbed the matchball and violently threw it to show his anger about a string of decisions.

Newspapers Hurriyet and Vatan, quoting the official match report, said Terim insulted the referee and a Turkish football federation (TFF) representative.

The TFF was expected to make a decision on the incident in the coming days and could impose a severe sanction.


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First Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 13:56

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