Medipol Başakşehir President Göksel Gümüşdağ made a statement to the press after returning to Istanbul. Gümüşdağ, “We want the referee who is racist to be banned from football for life.” used the expressions.
Medipol Başakşehir President Göksel Gümüşdağ made a statement to the press after returning to Istanbul.
Here are Gümüşdağ’s statements:
The meaning of the match was very different, the score is not important. Resistance against racism became a symbol on the night of December.
On the night of December 8, we wanted to go back to Istanbul, but we decided to stay after negotiations with UEFA. We said we would not play if the referees did not change.
We wrote a letter to UEFA President Ceferin, and we will send this letter in the evening. I thank UEFA for the talks with us that night.
SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR LIFE
We want the racist referee to be banned from football for life.
THANKS TO PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in constant contact with us that night, showing that he was with us. I thank President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.