Football game in Turkey abandoned after fan assaults player with corner flag | Football

A derby game in Turkey was abandoned after a pitch invader violently attacked the visiting goalkeeper with a corner flag.

The second-tier match between the Anatolian rivals Göztepe and Altay was called off 25 minutes into the first half. Play had been stopped because fans were receiving medical treatment after disturbances in the stands, at which point a Göztepe supporter ran on to the pitch, picked up the corner flag and used it to attack the Altay goalkeeper, Ozan Evrim Ozenc, before being restrained by nearby players and security staff.

Göztepe and Altay are longstanding rivals from…


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