Galatasaray defender Marcao was despatched off in Monday night time’s conflict with Giresunspor after incomes a purple card for preventing his personal team-mate.
Within the 61st minute, Marcao head-butted after which threw punches at Kerem Akturkoglu earlier than being separated by different members of the Galatasaray squad.
Marcao was dismissed following a VAR assessment of the incident and can doubtless now face additional punishment for preventing on the pitch. Nevertheless, the squad held on to win their Tremendous Lig opener 2-0.
In keeping with Turkish League laws, this incident classifies as an “assault” and will lead to a prolonged suspension.
Per the foundations, Marcao might face a ban between 5 and 10 video games for his actions.
What was mentioned?
After the match, Galatasaray supervisor Fatih Terim mentioned: “The membership will do what is critical in their very own approach.”
He continued: “Marcao will apologize to Kerem and the remainder of the staff for his behaviour.”
Marcao’s profession to this point
Marcao initially joined Galatasaray in in 2018, making the transfer from G.D. Chaves in Portugal.
He is been ever-present throughout his first three seasons with the Turkish giants, making 102 appearances for the membership in all competitions.