Fenerbahce matches postponed after bus attack, club wants league play suspended


Turkish club Fenerbahce has seen its two matches scheduled for the next seven days postponed in the wake of its team bus encounter that has let the club shaken.

Wednesday’s cup match with Mersin İdmanyurdu as well as Saturday’s league game against Bursaspor were both postponed, but the club’s executives want more action to be taken by the league.

“Fenerbahce think that the league must be suspended until some light has been shed on this dark attack,” the Turkish club released in a statement. “Until the circumstances surrounding the attack have been satisfactorily cleared up the suspension of the league championship is inevitable. Blood is flowing and football is in silence. Finding and punishing the perpetrators of this act is of vital importance to Fenerbahçe.”

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But the Federation hasn’t been so quick to comply. In a statement of their own, they confirmed “We are considering all of the options,” but gave no other confirmation of their intended actions.

So far, reports indicate that the police have no immediate leads, and the gunmen got away in the confusion. The attackers went after the bus driver while the team bus was on a bridge, seemingly hoping the incident would result in more casualties.