Barcelona loanee Arda Turan has been handed a massive 16 game ban by Turkish football authorities after he vented his fury at an assistant referee during Basaksehir’s 1-1 draw with Sivasspor earlier this month.
The draw was a big blow to Basaksehir’s title hopes, and after Sivasspor equalised in stoppage time Arda Turan lost the plot completely and raged at the linesman.
Arda Turan has a MELTDOWN— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) May 4, 2018
Sent off for pushing the linesman in a crucial title race clash ♂️ pic.twitter.com/RDNCzaEL4J
Arda was promptly sent off but he’s now set for a really, really long time on the sidelines after been banned for 16 games.
The midfielder joined Basaksehir on a two-and-a-half year loan deal in January, although Barcelona did retain the right to sell him between now and the end of his contract.