Turkish football can be a handful at the best of times, but today, fans witnessed something absolutely horrendous.
In a match between Goztepe and Altay – known as the Izmir derby – in the Turkish second division, a supporter ran onto the pitch with a stick during a break in play unbeknownst to the stewards and players, and hit Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Ozenc over the head.
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Following the attack, Ozenc was rushed to hospital after suffering a hemorrhage, but is believed to be conscious.
As well as the stick incident, some Goztepe fans in the stadium were injured after a flare was fired towards them from the Altay end.
Due to the events, the match was postponed.
Ozenc’s attacker was taken into custody by the stadium’s police following his actions.