Fenerbahçe were punished for not paying Fethullah Gulen group $50m says Galatasaray president [divider]
Fenerbahçe were punished for not paying the Fethuallah Gülen group $50 million according to Galatasaray president Duygun Yarvusat.
Milliyet reporter Atilla Gökçe claims that Yarsuvat told him the match-fixing scandal was started by the Gülen group after Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yıldırım refused to pay.
“The Fethullah Gülen group wanted $50 million from Aziz Yıldırım, he and Fenerbahçe football club refused and then the legal process began and we all know how it ended,” Yarvusat was quoted as saying in the Millyet today.
The match-fixing case surrounds Fenerbahçe’s 2010-2011 season league title, in which the Yellow Canaries beat Trabzonspor to the championship on goal difference.
Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yıldırım, along with fellow Fenerbahçe officials İlhan Ekşioğlu, Şekip Mosturoğlu, Tamer Yelkovan and Cemil Turan were charged with match fixing and trying to influence the outcome of games.
The Yellow Canaries questioned the legitimacy of the trial and released a statement calling for charges to be dropped.
The statement read: