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Fenerbahçe fined over Turkish Super Cup walkout

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Fenerbahçe was fined 115,000 euros ($123,175) on Thursday over their Turkish Super Cup protest at the weekend, Agence France-Presse reported.

Fenerbahçe walked off the field in the opening minutes of the fixture against their İstanbul rival Galatasaray on Sunday as a protest against alleged unfair treatment.

Fenerbahçe fielded their under-19 team, and when Galatasaray scored in the first minute with a goal from Mauro Icardi, Fenerbahçe walked off before play resumed. Turkish media had reported ahead of the game that they planned to kick off and then forfeit the match.

The Turkish Football Federation awarded Galatasaray a 3-0 win and issued Fenerbahçe a six-figure fine.

“It’s time for Turkish football to be reset,” Fenerbahçe president Ali Koç had told a press conference before the match.

Fenerbahçe is chasing their first Turkish title since 2014 and is two points behind champions Galatasaray with seven rounds to go. Fenerbahçe claims they are being picked on.

They had asked for the Super Cup to be postponed ahead of their Europa League quarter-final against Olympiakos on Thursday.

The club had also demanded that a foreign referee take charge of the Super Cup, citing unfavorable treatment from Turkish referees.

Both demands were denied by the Turkish federation.

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