2 Trabzonspor fans detained for attacking referee

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish authorities have detained two Trabzonspor fans – both of them minors – for attacking an assistant referee during a home game against rival Fenerbahce, causing the game to be abandoned.

Fenerbahce was leading 4-0 on Sunday when the fans ran on the field and one of them attacked assistant referee Volkan Bayarslan. The game was abandoned in the 89th minute.

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The assailant pushed Bayarslan to the ground and punched him before security officials pulled him away.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said Monday a 17-year-old high school student, identified by his initials O.M., and a second minor, who has not been identified, were detained and would be questioned by police dealing with juveniles.