Brazilian Star Playing For Top European Club Sent Off For Fighting Teammate During Match

Brazilian Star Playing For Top European Club Sent Off For Fighting Teammate During Match

  • It remains unclear what sparked the fight between Marcao and Kerem Akturkoglu during Galatasaray's vs Giresunspor
  • Footages from the incident showed Marcao walk up to Akturkoglu before headbutting him as he landed punches on the winger
  • It took the intervention of Galatasaray teammates to separate the pair, with Marcao getting the marching orders from the referee
  • Galatasaray went the game 2-0, courtesy of goals from ex-West Brom ace Mbaye Diagne and midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau

Galatasaray defender Marcao is staring at a 10-match ban after he fought his own teammate during a heated clash.

Marcao of Galatasaray leaves the pitch after receiving red card during the Turkish Super Lig. (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Footages from the incident showed Marcao walk up to Akturkoglu before headbutting him as he landed punches on the winger. Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agenc.
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How it went down

The ugly scenes took place during the second half of Galatasaray's Turkish Super Lig meeting with Giresunspor.

According to SunSport, Galatasaray had established a 2-0 lead when Marcao appeared to get into a disagreement with Kerem Akturkoglu.

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While it remains unclear what sparked the disagreement, footages from the incident showed Marcao make for Akturkoglu before headbutting and landing punches at the winger.

In his defence, Akturkoglu only pushed away the defender before their teammates intervened to separate the pair.

The referee subjected the incident to a VAR check and went on to send off Marcao as his teammate escaped punishment.

Mirror UK reports despite Galatasaray being reduced to 10 men, they did manage to hold on to their 2-0 lead to secure all the points.

Speaking after the match, Galatasaray boss Faith Terim admitted he could not comprehend what occasioned the fight between his players.

"I don't understand the reason that pushed Marcao to do this. What did he do that made him so angry... Unfortunately, these things happen in football. They will continue to happen," Mirror UK quoted Terim saying.

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The tactician went on to suggest the club would take disciplinary action against Marcao.

"Kerem Akturkoglu, our young player, our precious. Stuff like this happens in the locker room, but it wasn't pretty," he added.

Rev Sam Adeyemi and Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo bants

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea began their Premier League campaign on a promising note following their 3-0 win over Crystal p0alace at Stamford Bridge.

The win made the pastor of Daystar Christian Centre Rev. Sam Adeyemi sympathetic about Arsenal's 2-0 opening day defeat to newly-promoted side Brentford.

Rev. Sam was responding to a social media post made by his brother Pastor Victor Adeyemi who is the founder of the Global Harvest Church who was delighted with Chelsea's entertaining football against the Blues.

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