International Football – TurkeyFor pushing and insulting an official
Istanbul Basaksehir will have to finish the season without their superstar winter signing Arda Turan, with the midfielder having been banned for 16 matches.
After Sivasspor equalised in the 92nd minute of last Friday’s 1-1 draw, Turan was so angry that he pushed the linesman and he has been punished for this.
According to reports, he also called him “a son of a b**ch”.
The Turkish FA have banned him for 10 matches for pushing the official, for three matches for insulting him and for another three matches for threatening him.
The player, who is on loan from Barcelona, has also been fined.