Thursday, September 22, 2011


TURKEY has come up with a radical solution for tackling crowd violence at football matches — banning MEN from the stands.

Under new rules approved by Turkey's football association, only women and children under 12 will be admitted to matches involving teams whose fans have been sanctioned for unruly behaviour. And incredibly, they can get into games for FREE.
Women only ... the all-female football crowd at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium
Yesterday, women formed long lines around Fenerbahce's Sukru Saracoglu stadium, some carrying babies in the team's colours, for an opportunity to see their club in action.
Fairer fans ... girls pose with their flags and banners
More than 41,000 women and children filled the stadium to watch the Istanbul side play Manisapor.

The visiting team were greeted by applause instead of the usual jeering.

Yasemin Mercil, a female member of Fenerbahce's executive board, said: "This really is an historic day. For the first time in the world, only women and children will watch a game.

"The women know all the chants. The same anthems will be sung."
The women-only rule was imposed after Fenerbahce fans invaded the pitch during a friendly against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
Winning for women ... it is believed to be the first time men have been banned from stands
Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim is among 30 suspects being held over the case and the club faces the threat of being stripped of its title and possible relegation.

It also lost its chance to play in this season's Champions League because of a match-fixing investigation

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

memang zaman sekarng ni orang pompuan pun dah pandai appreciate permainan bola sepak. mrk pergo tonton & sokong dgn semangat kesukanan yg kuat.

bagi kaum lelaki plak, semangat kesukanan dah jadi semangat berlawanan semata2!! sbb tu mrk campur adukkan dgn mabuk2, maki hamun, baling2 mercun, botol air, kalau boleh stadium pun mrk nak bakar kalau pasukan mrk kalah! molo!!