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Galatasaray’s Marcao red-carded for punching team-mate

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.

Potential punishment

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.”