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Ismail Kartal Criticizes Referee Decisions: “Four Fouls without a Card!”

Fenerbahçe defeated Pendikspor 4-1 with goals in the second half in the Turkish Süper Lig. After the match, Fenerbahçe's head coach Ismail Kartal, in his post-match assessment, stated, "There is a player, I won't mention his name. He committed 4 fouls and didn't get a yellow card. Our players commit a foul and get carded. I spoke with the fourth official and said, 'Isn't this a card?' The 4th referee said, 'True, but it's the beginning of the game.' Does this happen at the beginning or end of a game? A player gets carried out on a stretcher with the doctor due to an injury and comes back into the game a second later. We are trying to play football."

defeated 4-1 in the .

After the match, head coach made statements.

Kartal said, “In the first half, we couldn't play the football we wanted. Apparently, all our recent opponents coming to have developed a habit. They constantly lie down, slowing down our game by either lying down or provoking. There is a player, I won't mention his name. He committed 4 fouls and didn't get a . Our players commit a foul and get carded. I spoke with the fourth official and said, ‘Isn't this a card?' The coach said, ‘True, but it's the beginning of the game.' Does this happen at the beginning or end of a game? A player gets carried out on a stretcher with the doctor due to an and comes back into the game a second later. We are trying to play football.”

Continuing his words, Fenerbahçe's head coach said, “In the second half, I told them we needed to play football. We focused on our own business. I thank our for their support. We have the squad depth to compete in both Europe and the league. We try to evaluate our players in the best possible way by thinking match by match.”

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