“Possible resignation? Unlikely”…Referee Meller, who was punched in the face, is out for Euro 2024

The likelihood of a voluntary resignation by the referee, who was hospitalized after the indiscriminate assault, is said to be ‘zero’.

“Turkiye Football Federation (TFF) president Mehmet Buyukesi said he expects referee Halil Umut Meler, who was assaulted by Ankara president Farouk Koca, to officiate at Euro 2024,” the BBC reported on Wednesday.

A shocking incident occurred. It happened on December 12, during a league match between MKE Ankara and Kayserispor. Kayserispor scored a dramatic equalizer in late stoppage time after trailing 0-1. This is when something “out of the ordinary” happened: Ankaragüz chairman Faruk Koca stormed onto the field and assaulted the referee.

He assaulted the referee several times, including punching him in the face with his foot, even while he was down. The incident resulted in his dismissal from the team and the indefinite suspension of the Super League.

“Thousands of referees around the world are verbally and physically abused in low-level games,” said Colina. It’s horrifying to know this, and many of them are young referees with short careers. There is no place for violence against a referee because he or she has made a wrong decision.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino called it “totally unacceptable” and said “violence has no place in our sport or society.”

Referee Meller was released from the hospital last Wednesday, with his attending physician saying his “condition has improved.” Meller is one of Turkey’s top referees and officiates in International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) matches. He is also on the UEFA referee list.

“We expect Meller to be at Euro 2024,” said Buyukesi. There is no possibility that he will stop refereeing now.” 헤라카지노

Turkish soccer suspended all leagues following the assault. “We decided to postpone the leagues indefinitely, but they will resume on Tuesday, the 19th,” Buyukesi added. The games that were postponed this week will be played on January 10th of next year, according to the outlet.

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