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Albania incident: Following Turkish salutation: UEFA initiates proceedings

2019-10-14T09:40:26.968Z

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Nyon (dpa) - The European Football Union will initiate proceedings against the Turkish Federation after the whirlwind for the goal celebrations Turkish football player.

According to dpa information, the responsible UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body meets on Thursday (17 October). Whether then already a decision on possible sanctions will fall, but is questionable. First of all, comments are obtained from the participants. The UEFA procedure may be directed against the association or against individual players.

The Turkey professionals had saluted immediately after the winning goal to 1-0 in the European Championship qualifier against Albania last Friday on the court and later in the cabin with the hand on the forehead. Among them were the two Bundesliga professionals Kaan Ayhan and Kenan Karaman of Fortuna Dusseldorf. UEFA prohibits political statements of any kind in its statutes. In the past, harsh penalties were sometimes imposed on incidents that most of the fans in the stands had assumed.

The Turkish Football Federation commented on the scenes after the winner: "The footballers gave this gate with the military salute to the soldiers serving in Operation Peace Spring." The Turkish military mission started on Wednesday and is directed against the Kurdish militia YPG in Northern Syria. The operation was criticized internationally sharply.

The activities of the players in social media are also the responsibility of UEFA. Scorer Cenk Tosun posted a picture of the jubilation on Instagram after the game. The German national players Ilkay Gündogan and Emre Can had provided this article with a "like", but this later withdrawn. Both stated that they had made no political statement with their reaction to the picture.

UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Disciplinary decisions by UEFA

Statement Dusseldorf

Turkish Football Federation

Source: zeit

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