Allowing Fenerbahce fans to return to stadiums after the crisis of chanting against Erdogan’s government

(CNN) – A court in the Turkish state of Kayseri has ruled that fans of Fenerbahce Football Club are allowed to return to the stadiums again and attend a match to be held next Saturday in Kayseri, after they were banned after chanting slogans against the government, last Saturday, according to the Turkish “Anatolia” news agency.

And Fenerbahce had announced in a statement, earlier: “We learned with surprise that our fans will not be allowed to be present at the match against Kayserispor.” The club said that “in no way” could the team accept the decision, describing it as “strange and unrelated to standards.” sports, in a way that deepens social polarization.” He added, “The decision has no meaning other than hindering the desire of our fans to support our team and punish our club.”

The club demanded to know the reasons for banning its fans, and called for a review of the decision.

And the Turkish channel “TRT” confirmed, on Tuesday, the decision, saying that in the match between Kayserispor and Fenerbahce, the fans of the visiting team will not be allowed to enter the stadiums, and added that the decision was taken for “security reasons.”

Video clips showed supporters of the Premier League team chanting anti-government slogans during the match calling for its resignation, amid criticism of the government’s actions regarding relief efforts for the earthquake that occurred on February 6, killing 44,000 people.

Similar incidents were repeated during the Besiktas-TAV Antalyaspor match, when football fans threw “dolls” of animals into the stadium to show their support for the children affected by the earthquake.

The match was stopped at 4 minutes and 17 seconds to correspond to the time the earthquake struck southeastern Turkey at 4:17 am local time.

Fans showered the stadium with teddy bears and other stuffed toys of all colors and sizes, which will be sent to the earthquake-affected children by Besiktas FC.

Some Besiktas fans also chanted the government’s “resignation” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in protest at the government’s response to the earthquake, which many in Turkey consider to have been “slow and insufficient”.

Erdogan’s partner in government, Nationalist Movement Party Chairman Devlet Bahceli, has called for football matches to be played without fans.

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