Turkish Side Karsiyaka Sacrifice Camel, Smear Blood On Their Faces (Video)

Chris Wright

23rd, August 2011


By Chris Wright

It wasn’t so very long ago that we saw Sivasspor get a tarpaulin down at the side of the pitch and slaughter a sheep as a sacrifice to the Gods of goal difference, and now comes this – Karsiyaka’s attempt to upstage their fellow countryman.

By slitting a camel open and smearing it’s blood on their player’s faces (some of whom look decidedly undecided about the whole thing), some divine deity is duty-bound to afford the club the edge in the race for promotion from the Turkish second division – which seems a little unlikely to us, but hey ho…

Next month, Denizlispor haul a Humpback Whale up the Med and stick a javelin down it’s blowhole to celebrate winning a corner against Samsunspor.


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  1. Montesquieu says:

    Or this could curse the team into oblivion for their occult ritual…

  2. skaryguy says:

    What the fuck is wrong with these people? I’m all for embracing different cultures and shit, but this is just ridiculous. The needless slaughter of an animal for what? Cos some retard believes it will bring his shit team better luck? Unbelievable.

  3. deckard says:

    i don’t like seeing animals get hurt. specify you dumb cunt chris whether this vid might be offensive to some or not.

  4. Chris says:

    @deckard: Who’s the dumb cunt? With a title like ‘Turkish Side Sacrifice Camel, Smear Blood On Their Faces’, what were you expecting to see? Magic rainbow bunny rabbits made of sugar candy and plum pudding?

    I don’t mind the criticism, but the needless name-calling was a step too far.

  5. wolfinho says:

    deckard, rick deckard? go fuck your electric sheep, you ninny.

    i’m not for animal killing, but if they were to slaughter the animal and feed the people around the gathering, then what’s the problem? (i don’t know if they eat camel, but they could.) the animal gets its throat cut either way. that said, if they just let it sit there and rot, they’re absolutely wasteful bastards. as far as using its blood for a holy ritual, you’ve lost me, superstitious idiots.

  6. Madjair says:

    Chris, you are my favourite sports writer of all time. Seriously.

    Deckard, you really are a dildo. As are those Turkish guys.

  7. KingEric7 says:

    It dieded but no rainbows came out…

  8. Garrinché says:

    Skaryguy what the fuck is ridiculous about the video? This kind of ritual has always existed throughout the world. The camel was probably getting too old to carry people so it had to be killed and eaten (trust me they won’t waste any part of it). Why are you suddenly acting like the whole world was vegeterian you know those patties in your big mac they don’t grow in trees.

  9. Chris says:

    @Madjair: Thank you Sir. That clearly makes you mentally certifiable, but thank you.

  10. :) says:

    next up. sacrificing deckard. then at least no one will be offended, and chris won’t be needed to be called a dumb cunt.

    i also love you chris, you have consistently kept my boredom at bay for a while now. pies has been a great (under-rated) find. you’ve got a proven method. i thank you :)

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