Four members of Sakaryaspor team accused midfielder Mansur Calar of home team Amed SFK of wounding them on Saturday.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into a footballer who is accused of injuring four other players with a ''sharp object'' during a third-tier game in southeastern Turkey.
Anadolu Agency said four members of Sakaryaspor team accused midfielder Mansur Calar of home team Amed SFK of wounding them on Saturday during a match in the mostly Kurdish populated city of Diyarbakir.
A court imposed a travel ban on Calar pending the outcome of the investigation.
Disturbing scenes yesterday after Amedspor player Mansur Çalar allegedly took a razor blade onto the pitch against Sakaryaspor and slashed Tevfik Köse, Dilaver Güçlü, Hacı Ömer Doğru and Ferhat Yazgan— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) March 4, 2019
The Tv264 shows what appears to be an object held by Çalar pic.twitter.com/Vhg4pCr2R0
Tevfik Köse, Dilaver Güçlü, Hacı Ömer Doğru and Ferhat Yazgan have pressed charges against Çalar and shared photos of the injuries they sustained— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) March 4, 2019
Absolutely shocking... hopefully Amedspor issue an apology to the players involved and punish the player involved pic.twitter.com/zsWiuqPBwD
Amed SFK has denied the allegations, accusing the rival team players of aiming to cause ''tensions and enmity.''
Amed SFK, whose fan base is largely Kurdish, frequently faces hostility in away games, especially in regions where Turkish nationalist sentiments run high.