The president of FIFA Gianni Infantino has reacted to an incidence in Turkey where a club president, Faruk Koca of
Ankaragucu punched the referee in the face at the end of their Super Lig home match against Rizespor.
“There is absolutely no place for violence in football, on or off the field. Events following the Turkish Süper Lig match between MKE Ankaragücü and Çaykur Rizespor are totally unacceptable and have no place in our sport or society”, remarked Infantino.
“Without match officials there is no football. Referees, players, fans and staff have to be safe and secure to enjoy the game, and I call on the relevant authorities to ensure that this is strictly implemented and respected at all levels.”