Fenerbahçe vice-president Mehmet Uslu has called for the Süper Lig to be suspended until the assailant in the armed attack on the team bus is found.
“The league should be suspended until the person or gang who shot at the team bus is found, our players safety is more important that the championship right now, how can we play football knowing our players lives are at risk,” Uslu said in an official statement released on the club website.
Galatasaray board member Ali Dürüst has also called for the Süper Lig to be suspended for a week following the armed attack on the Fenerbahçe team bus.
“The union of clubs will meet tomorrow, we will support the suspension of the league for a week, we must all act together this is not a time for club politics we must show solidarity,” Dürüst told Lig Tv.
Turkish Interior Minister Sebahattin Öztürk did however, reveal that he does not expect the league to be suspended.
“I don’t think this is a situation that requires a suspension or cancellation (of the league),” Öztürk told reporters in the capital Ankara.
The Fenerbahçe team was making its way toward Trabzon’s airport following a 5-1 win over Çaykur Rizespor when the incident occurred.
The team bus was shot at with a rifle along the Sürmene-Araklı Highway by a vehicle travelling on the other side of the road heading in the opposite direction.