VIDEO: Turkish Midfielder Reacts to Referee's Red Card in the Best Way Possible

Ollie Knight
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Last month ​Trabzonspor midfielder ​Salih Dursun was sent off  during his side's volatile clash with Galatasaray for showing Turkish referee Deniz Bitnel a red-card. His side finished the game with seven men which eventually saw them lose to a last minute Galatasaray penalty.


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The referee's decision to send off Dursun was hailed across Europe and the Trabzonspor players responded in the perfect way in their following Turkish league game against Sivasspor.

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Dursun waited until their was a stoppage in his side's 1-0 win before lifting the referee on his shoulders, prompting a round of applause from spectators and players.


Refereeing in Turkey has come under scrutiny this season following a series of bizarre decisions on and off the field, one of which saw Trabzonspor owner  Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu lock four match  officials  in the changing rooms for four hours following a game. 

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