Emmanuel Eboue Suffers Another Horrible Attack By Besiktas Fans (Video)

Alan Duffy

17th, April 2012


By Alan Duffy

Galatasaray wingback Emannuel Eboue has once again borne the brunt of some pretty horrible abuse from fans during a Turkish League game.

The former Arsenal man suffered some serious abuse from Besiktas  fans back in November, and it’s apparent that the club’s supporters haven’t softened their attitude to the Ivorian star.

As well as pelting Eboue with bottles etc, a number of idiotic morons even attempted to attack the player on the pitch, but were luckily stopped in their tracks.

However, the question remains, just how much of the abuse aimed at Eboue is tinged with racism?

With the Emre incident as well, it’s not been a good week for the image of Turkish football, has it?

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  1. audiodrifter says:

    Fucking Morons.

  2. Dylan says:

    That is quite poor form. Eboue is a massive bellend though, no question about it.

  3. Mr. Sparkle says:

    That pitch invader deserves a few good billyclub hits to the torso.

    To be quite honest, the Turkish league even with all the money the top clubs have is and has always been a footballing backwater. Even FIFA has decided to get rid of it as a playable league (I think that says enough).

  4. Jay Jay says:

    Can anyone who watches the Turkish league or who may have seen this game give some context? Surely Eboue can’t have been given that much vitriol just by his skin colour? Did he gesture to the crowd during the game or something?
    If not, then these fans need serious education.

    • Chris says:

      Apparently they attack him because of his theatrics. Whether that’s the whole story or not is open to debate.

  5. Eddy says:

    Disgusting. Is money really worth putting up with this shit? Not being able to play a match without worrying about if some asshole will jump out of the crowd and attack you??

  6. Inno says:

    If that happened in Scotland, it would be not proven

  7. Anonymous says:

    look at this photo. they are racist. https://p.twimg.com/AqoQA2tCQAAsxrf.jpg:large

  8. Solihull United says:

    fuckin crazy racist turks

  9. Solihull United says:

    this is disgusting to watch, they’re barbaric savages. utter disgrace to football. just look at the bloodlust in the fans eyes, it’s not humane.

  10. paulo says:

    fucking ban them. all beskitas games will need to be behind closed doors. idiots

  11. sloth says:

    Jesus. Insanity.

    On a side note, are those Hells Angels running stadium security?

  12. Steve says:

    Man! Eboue looked ready to put his fist through that dibbly’s face before he slipped.

  13. Gaz says:

    Slightly different angle to the last Eboue piece in which Chris mocked him for the abuse!

    Pies are very high and mighty on this website about racism. Which would be good, but you are happy to accept money to advertise the latest Mel Gibson film….

  14. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    As much as I love football, there’s a growing part of me that feels it’s a sport played by wankers, run by wankers and watched by wankers.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Another reason not to let Turkey anywhere near the EU

  16. Pieman says:

    If racism is in doubt at the end they are chanting “your mum is a whore; N**er” although i think the mum is a whore bit is the main focus of the insult.

  17. Jay Jay says:

    @Professor Erno Breastpinchd: Have to agree….Probably why I’m swaying more and more to Rugby and going to local Rugby matches these days….

  18. Ozan says:

    As a Galatasaray fan I’d like to say that besiktas fans are the millwall of the Turkish league. They are abusive hooligans and always cause trouble in derby’s, sometimes going as far as stabbing and attempting to lynch other fans.

    Majority of the teams in our league have black players and racist stuff like this has never happened before.

    For those of you who are wondering why this happened: The referee gave away some fouls that they believed were poor judgement, and after going behind 2-0 they started abusing Eboue. Whose only fault was playing good and winning the ball, but they thought he snapped their players.

    Emre has been sent to the Turkish disciplinary board, will probably receive a lengthily ban. But the Head of the Turkish FA, is now the owner and chairman of Besiktas, so I doubt anything big will come of it.

  19. Jem says:

    I have watched Turkish football on a regular basis for over 15 years and I can honestly say racism is almost non-existent in Turkey.

    Yes in a country of 70 million, there will be a few ignorant people who perhaps are racist. However, if you ask any African or South-American players in Turkey you will realise the football fans are not racist. Besiktas fans voted Pascal Nouma as their all time favourite player…! Niang, Anelka, Rigobert Song and Jay Jay Okocha have also all been fan favourites of Fenerbahce, Gala etc

    Many Besiktas fans do not like Eboue, just like many Tottenham Hotspur fans do not like Sol Campbell. This does not have anything to do with racism. A small minority of Besiktas fans acted in an inexcusable manner and hopefully they are suitably reprimanded for their actions, in particular the idiot and ran towards Eboue.

    Emre has a fiery temper and has lost it with numerous players in the past including Turkey team mates Arda Turan and Sabri. I sincerely doubt he is racist, he was a flat mate with Obafemi Maertins and even Seedorf and Yobo spoke to the media and defended Emre. But of course if he is found guilty then he should be severely punished.

  20. CFC1905 says:

    ‘fuckin crazy racist turks’

    surely I cant be the only one to see the irony here…

  21. usrick says:

    Professor: Actually we’re not all wankers, but I can understand sometimes why people think we are.

  22. Mehmet says:

    @Solihull United
    You want to see f** crazy racists? Look in the mirror.

    @Jay Jay
    The context is simple: Eboue is deployed on the right wing, facing Besiktas player Quaresma. During the game the two (especially Quaresma) played rough against each other. Now, Quaresma already has a reputation for being extremely unprofessional and has abandoned his team, attacked his coach, fans and team mates during the season but Besiktas fans (who are a bit like, Leeds or Milwall fans) see little of this as Quaresma also scores acrobatic-flamboyant goals from time to time.. Quaresma name pretty much makes him untouchable. So the anger towards Eboue is simply because of his strong game against Quaresma..Ah, also worth mentioning the triggering incident: Gala scored a goal which was offside (the ref didnt see this) and since that goal, Besiktas players and fans just got worse and worse towards Gala and the refree.

  23. lane says:

    Besiktas fans hate Eboue because of his theatrics as Chris said. There are other black players in Galatasaray on the field such as Felipe Melo and they dont get the same treatment. There are also some black players in Besiktas’ other archrival Fenerbahce and they dont get abused. So the abuse Eboue got certainly is disgusting but has nothing to do with his skin color.

    @Solihull United
    Racism is mostly born out of ignorance and saying something like “fuckin crazy racist turks” is a form of racism. So if you hate racists this much I suggest you stop being one.

  24. Patrick says:

    Wait, the head of the Turkish FA is the owner of Besiktas? That a big WTF if ever I saw one.

    It’s clearly racially motivated in part even given fouls, off-sides, theatrics, etc. which happens IN EVERY GAME. Historically, race has been a big enough factor to do all sorts of terrible things, so it can’t be dismissed. Give me a break.

  25. Khairo says:

    Hey, while channel-surfing youtube from above, I found this another bizarre link from Turkish league, div 3 presumably…does anyone care to shed some light on whats going-on there?


  26. Jamie says:

    Disgusting. Look at the hate in the fans eyes. Come back to Arsenal Eboue!

  27. Jay Jay says:

    @Mehmet: Thanks! I find it really hard to believe that Turkish people would be racist with the many black players that have played in Turkey and there being no fascist views back then….I genuinely believe it’s because Eboue is a loathesome character on the pitch – feining injury and being the ”boy who cried wolf” on most occassions. Thanks for the context also Mehmet, makes a lot more sense now…

  28. Patrick says:

    Oh yea, racism doesn’t exist anywhere I’m sure. I’m getting really f-ing tired of people concocting excuses for racism. Face up to it, and then we can build from there.

  29. Dave Macbeth says:

    We have seen a lot of racism in Russia too and how have they been punished? They were given the World Cup.

  30. Ozan says:


    The team accidentally scores while trying to give the ball back to the other team, and then they decide to give the goal back by conceding an own goal.

  31. Alex says:

    That was some punch.

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