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Osayi-Samuel: Turkish football needs more than fines & bans to curb shameful fan violence

Osayi-Samuel: Turkish football needs more than fines & bans to curb shameful fan violence

Nigeria defender Bright Osayi-Samuel made headlines on March 17 when he was captured punching a fan in Fenerbahce’s 3-2 Turkish Super Lig win away at Trabzonspor. Home fans descended on the pitch after the final whistle to attack some of the Fenerbahce players like Michy Batshuayi, who scored the winner for Fenerbahce in the 87th minute, and Osayi-Samuel. Rather than succumb to the attack, Osayi-Samuel took...

Nigeria’s Osayi-Samuel escapes sanction as two other teammates receive one-game ban

Nigeria’s Osayi-Samuel escapes sanction as two other teammates receive one-game ban

Super Eagles defender Bright Osayi-Samuel has avoided any sanction for his part in the violent incident that ensued at the end of a Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor last month. The former Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers fullback has been let off the hook following a disciplinary hearing after he was summoned by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) earlier this week. The 26-year-old,...

Osayi-Samuel: Super Eagles defender to face disciplinary committee over match violence

Osayi-Samuel: Super Eagles defender to face disciplinary committee over match violence

Super Eagles defender Bright Osayi-Samuel is set for a disciplinary hearing after being summoned by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) for his part in last month’s violent scenes in a league match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor. The 26-year-old, along with clubmate Michy Batshuayi, played the role of a hero, fending off Trabzonspor supporters in a violent outbreak that ensued at the end of the game. A...

Osayi-Samuel: Super Eagles full back defends Fenerbahce teammates against fan attacks in Super Lig

Osayi-Samuel: Super Eagles full back defends Fenerbahce teammates against fan attacks in Super Lig

Nigerian international Bright Osayi-Samuel put on his superhero garment on Sunday, playing a huge part in fending off angry opposition fans from attacking himself and his Fenerbahce teammates. Fenerbahce were 3-2 winners over Trabzonspor at Papara Park thanks to an 87th-minute winning goal from Michy Batshuayi, adding to a first-half brace from Fred. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/norOmsXLYY — Fenerbahçe English (@Fenerbahce_EN) March 17, 2024 However, tensions arose...