Turkey’s Demiral receives 2-match ban for celebration

The Turkish defender will miss his country’s next 2 games.

Turkey player Merih Demiral has been handed a 2-match ban by UEFA after he celebrated a goal at the European competition in Germany by displaying a hand sign of a wolf associated with an ultranationalist party in his country’s 1/8 final victory against Austria 3 days ago.

The football governing body began probe of the incident 2 days ago and today they revealed that they find what the defender did to be violation of their rules and that he will be suspended 2 matches for that.

Merih netted both goals in the 2-1 victory to secure his country a place in the ¼ finals, though he will now miss Turkey’s clash vs. the Netherlands tomorrow.

If his country wins that match, the defender would also not be able to play in the ½ final vs. either England or Switzerland, who will also play tomorrow. If the Dutch national men’s team eliminates his country in the ¼ final, Merih will serve his suspension in the next competitive match after the Euro 2024.

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