Veli Kavlak hopes deceiving the referee will become a thing of the past [divider]
Beşiktaş midfielder Veli Kavlak hopes that deceiving the referee will become a thing of the past following the 2-1 loss against Adana Demirspor.
Hakan Söyler was sent off by referee Suat Arslanboğa for a challenge on Kavlak on 21 minutes.
Kavlak immediately told Arslanboğa that Söyler did not actually make contact and got the referee to rescind his decision.
“We both went for the ball, he pulled out of the challenge and prevented me getting injured,” Kavlak said.
“When the referee showed the red card I was surprised and did not know what to do.
“Olcan Adın and Ersan Gülüm came over and then I went over to the referee and told him that no contact was made.
“The referee thanked me.
“We always talk about bad behaviour in football, hopefully this will give something positive to talk about.
“It did not matter that we were losing 1-0 at the time, it was the right thing to do.
“I want to thank my teammates and manager for understanding me.
“Hopefully trying to deceive the referee will become a thing of the past.”