Türkiye vs Austria: Demiral celebrates goal with fascist wolf salute

Türkiye vs Austria: Demiral celebrates goal with fascist wolf salute
Türkiye vs Austria: Demiral celebrates goal with fascist wolf salute

Merih Demiral led Turkey to victory against Austria with two goals. However, he gave the fascist wolf salute while celebrating. Fans from both sides attracted attention by throwing cups and coins.

Unpleasant scenes in the round of 16 between Austria and Turkey. After scoring his second goal on Tuesday evening in the Leipzig stadium, Turkish national player Merih Demiral made the so-called wolf salute with both hands, a hand sign and symbol of the fascist Grey Wolves. This is the name given to supporters of the right-wing extremist Ülkücü movement, which is being monitored in Germany by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. In Turkey, the ultra-nationalist MHP is their political representative and an ally of the Islamic-conservative AKP of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Demiral led his team to a 2-1 victory over Austria with his two goals. After just 57 seconds he scored the fastest goal in the knockout round of a European Championship. Demiral scored for the second time in the 59th minute. He then gave a salute for everyone to see.

Coin hits Marcel Sabitzer on the head in the match against Türkiye

It was not the only scene that overshadowed the exciting game. Several times during the match, supporters of both sides threw cups onto the pitch. This time, a coin was apparently among them, which hit Austrian national player Marcel Sabitzer on the head. The Borussia Dortmund professional fell to the ground briefly, but then continued playing without any problems. Turkey will play the Netherlands in Berlin on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals of the European Championship.

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Fans have often thrown cups during the tournament. The Swiss Football Association was fined 91,000 Swiss francs (93,000 euros) by UEFA. Supporters of the national team had rained cups onto the pitch in all three preliminary round matches. The German national player Toni Kroos felt the consequences when the DFB team played against Switzerland.

Sources: DPA

Source: Stern

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