Turkey’s famous Derby called off due to ‘terror threat’ | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016

Turkey’s most famous derby has been called off after alleged terror threats.

The game between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce saw thousands of fans gathering at the stadium hours before kick-off.

Turkish officials only decided to call off the game two hours before scheduled kick-off. 

“This evening’s match between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, scheduled to be played in Istanbul, has been postponed to a later date in accordance with decisions of the Governor’s office,” Turkish Football Federation wrote on its website.

Fans almost protested, after originally finding out the game would be played behind closed doors.

Turkish Football Federation knew that was never going to be a realistic possibility.

The terror threats come only a day after an ISIS suicide bomb killed five people and injured 36 in a main street in Istanbul. 

CITY’s CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WALKOUT 

Manchester City fans are furious at their club due to high Champions League ticket prices. 

The Sky Blue faithful are proposing a mass walkout at their fixture against Paris St Germain.

This is despite the fact it’s the first time City have made it into the Quarter Finals of Europeans most prestigious stage. 

Fans were already fed up at

£40 ticket prices in the round of 16 against Dynamo Kiev. Now they are set to go up to £45 and £60.

City’s 1984 group are planning to achieve the same result as Liverpool fans during their successful Premier League ticket protest earlier this year.

“We have been asked to organise walkouts and to try and reverse the club’s decisions on ticket prices. The club have not shown any consistency on pricing for this competition which has resulted in thousands of empty seats for games”, said 1984 spokesperson. 

 The group even went as far as saying, “

Even if the club signed Messi, Pogba and Neymar but the prices were too high, fans just would not go”. 

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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