Fenerbahce will have to do without in-form striker Jose Fernandao for the next two matches after the Brazilian was adjudged to have deliberately incited opposing fans during Sunday’s derby clash against Besiktas.
After missing the opening half of the season with a knee injury, Fernandao already has five goals in nine appearances for the Turkish side since returning to fitness – the last of which coming when he opened the scoring in the eighth minute of the Super Lig clash.
However, the 30-year-old forward decided to celebrate his strike by impudently thrusting his hips in the general direction of the Besiktas supporters.
Beşiktaş – Fenerbahçe maçında rakip takım taraftarına bu şekilde terbiyesizce hareket yaparak hakaret eden Fenerbahöeli José Fernando Viana de Santana ya ceza verecekmisiniz @TFF_Org YOKSA CEZALAR SADECE Anadolu Kulüpleri için mi Geçerli ? pic.twitter.com/QsOaFIMg8w
— fatihkaradeniz (@SosaninAsisti) February 25, 2018
The Turkish Football Federation have since ruled that Fernandao’s pelvic salute was a “derogatory, defamatory” gesture and have subsequently metered out a two-match suspension (along with a €13,000 fine) accordingly.
Just to really rub it in, Besiktas eventually came roaring back to win 3-1 at the Vodafone Stadium, making our Jose’s impulsive little ‘Full Monty’ homage look all the more foolish.