Report: Fenerbahce team bus attacked, driver shot after game

Saturday April 4th, 2015

The team bus for Fenerbahce, a club based in Istanbul, Turkey, was attacked following a win at Çaykur Rizespor on Saturday, according to Turkish media outlets Hurriyet and Today's Zaman. The driver was reportedly seriously injured and taken to a hospital.

Following their 5-1 win over Rizespor in the Super Lig, Fenerbahce was heading to Trabzon in north-eastern Turkey for their flight back to Istanbul when the bus was attacked along the Sürmene-Arakli Highway. Police said the bus windows were broken by gunfire, and the broken glass seriously injured the driver.

Fenerbahce security guards had to take over control of the bus, and once it was pulled over, team doctors tended to the driver, who was eventually transported to a hospital.

No injuries were reported besides the driver, whose condition was not immediately known.

Today's Zaman, an English-language newspaper in Turkey, reports that animosity between Fenerbahce and Rizespor escalated following a July 2011 incident in which Fenerbahce was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

Mike Fiammetta

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