Very harsh statements from Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç!

Prior to the Fenerbahçe-Trabzonspor match, successive statements were made, and Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç used strong language.

The of the Yellow-Navy Blues (Fenerbahçe) made very harsh statements on the agenda. The text announcing the resignation of assistant referee Kemal Yılmaz from the refereeing of the Fenerbahçe-Hatayspor match had caused a sensation. Prior to the Fenerbahçe-Trabzonspor match, successive statements were made, and Fenerbahçe President used strong language. Here are President Ali Koç's words…

Trabzonspor Club published a statement drawing attention to past referee mistakes before the away match against Fenerbahçe, which will be played tomorrow in the 11th week of the Super League.

In the statement, which claimed that the controversial referee decisions made in the Galatasaray, Atakaş Hatayspor and Siltaş Yapı Pendikspor matches were intentional, it was said: “As a result of completely intentional decisions that we cannot call referee error in the Galatasaray, Hatayspor and Pendikspor matches, our points were stolen and our football player was excluded from the game with the unfair card. In the meeting with TFF officials, although it was stated that the referee of the Siltaş Yapı Pendikspor match was penalized, the whistle continued to blow, and “even though we conveyed the claim that the observer of the same match was called to change his report” to the TFF, no action was taken.

Following this statement made by Trabzonspor, Fenerbahçe also published a statement on the official website. In the statement made by the yellow-dark blue management;


In the 2023-24 season, which we, as Fenerbahçe Sports Club, started with a call for justice, as of the 10th week, we have been faced with countless injustices, both by the referees on the field, on the screen with VAR operations, and referee appointments under the leadership of MHK. Today, the fact that a referee was punished for making the right decision in the Fenerbahçe match, announced this and resigned from his duty, reveals the point Turkish football has reached.

Our club will make the necessary statements regarding both the first 10-week period and the last referee incident on Sunday, November 5th. However, before the Trendyol Super League match we will play against Trabzonspor tomorrow, our expectation is that the match will be completed without any referee mistakes, big or small, and that the referees will be fair. In this regard, we expect everyone responsible, including referees, VAR, observers, representatives and broadcasters, to do what is necessary.

Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç
Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç

Following these consecutive statements, Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç made important statements regarding the agenda. The boss of the Yellow-Navy Blue team, who was broadcast live on A Spor, used harsh expressions.

Here are the highlights from Ali Koç's statements…

“Very strange events are happening. We were dealing with injuries. We did not focus on these issues. Fortunately, we did not. We will discuss the issues more comprehensively at the Supreme Council Board on Sunday. We are at the end of the road. Strange things are happening on and off the field. There are strange referee mistakes for the entire league. ”

‘We have run out of patience with TFF'

“We have run out of patience now. We have run out of patience regarding the TFF. We have to question the TFF president's intentions. I trusted him very much. However, at this point, what has happened, what has been done, the allegations, the discourses… These are not addressed. This situation causes us concern.”

‘Money laundering incidents are alleged'

“There was a resignation today. A referee's wife made a statement. We do not know whether it is true or false. There are allegations about Alper Ulusoy (referee), he will play in the match. Financial allegations, money laundering incidents are alleged. TFF made a statement. It is very simple to prove this. The stands are empty. TFF “He cannot say ‘it doesn't concern me'. TFF is responsible for ensuring that football is clean. If there is something that will increase its power, it will apply to the state.”

Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç
Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç

‘Honest referees, resign first!'

There are people who want honest and fair football. I will appeal to honest referees, you should resign first. Those who make the right decisions suffer the most punishment. I will announce this on Sunday.

‘Did Büyükekşi send Coach İsmail Kartal to Diciplinary Board? PFDK President was astonished!'

“I think the TFF President does not have the courage. There have been many allegations about me, Lale Orta, and other issues. A brave person gets to the bottom! We have applied many times, we told him to call for a statement, but no action was taken. The Ethics Committee is said to work, but we do not know if it will be for show. TFF , cannot be managed with consultants. İsmail Kartal was referred to diciplinary board in a way that no one understood. Is it the TFF President who made this referral? Is it the lawyer he brought before us? We don't know these, but we have serious doubts. I am not talking about referee mistakes right now, but I will tell you. İsmail Kartal's referral was the straw. I am sure PFDK President even he was astonished, ‘Why was this man dispatched?' saying.”

‘They can punish him for 10 years or millions of lira if they want.'

“We will clean up this mess. If they want, they can punish me for 10 years or millions of liras. But we will clean up this mess. We will eradicate this. I call out to all football stakeholders. Let's all join hands, clean up the mess, and bring Turkish football to light. This is “It's just the beginning.”

‘We will eradicate this business'

“There is the Izmir group (referee gang), we will go to the bottom. You know what they say, ‘We will get into their lair'. I have a short time left in the presidency. I will do my best for the Izmir group. Trabzonspor also made a statement. I am talking about this season. Honest people should stand shoulder to shoulder. We will clean up this mess. . Let them give a 10-year penalty if they want. Let the referees think of Fenerbahçe while they are going to bed. Trabzonspor also has problems. Both teams want the match to be managed properly. We will eradicate this matter. The TFF President can do whatever he wants! The last people to fear are us. Izmir group (referee gang) be careful. . Wait for Sunday, Izmir group. Be prepared!”

‘We are very disturbed by the situation'

The TFF President made an appointment to clash with club presidents at the same time! Both club presidents agree that this is not stylish. These allegations are not pursued in good faith, this is not something that should be accepted. I did not say that the TFF President is dishonest. We doubted his good intentions. We are very disturbed by the appointments and referee performances. Some of those with bad performances are given matches, some are not given matches… ‘What should the TFF President do?' It no longer applies to us.


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