A little good and righteous news to brighten up this dull afternoon: Mansur Calar, the Turkish player who was caught cutting opponents with a concealed razor blade has been banned from football for life.
Several days ago we featured Calar’s borderline psychopathic antics which came during a third-tier game between his side, Amed SK, and Sakaryaspor last weekend.
The 33-year-old midfielder could be seen grinning as he slashed Sakaryaspor players, several of whom shared images of their wounds on social media from the dressing room after the match.
— Yeni Şafak Spor (@yenisafakspor) 3 March 2019
Calar’s violence behaviour was greeted by a wave of baffled and appalled consternation when the video began doing the rounds outside of Turkey earlier this week.
Thankfully, justice has since prevailed with Turkish news outlet Hurriyet reporting that the Amed player has been “banned from all football competitions for a lifetime”.
The suspension was confirmed in a statement by the Professional Football Disciplinary Board (PFDK), who announced they have punished Calar with “permanent deprivation”.
The PFDK have also issued fines and bans to both teams involved in the game after ugly scenes marred the afternoon. Several other players involved in the skirmishes have also been hit with four and five-match bans.
A lifetime ban from football is definitely a good start, but surely Pies can’t be the only ones thinking that Calar should probably also be facing criminal charges for his unhinged attacks too?