Two sent off in Turkey for assaulting fan

Besiktas saw Almeida and Motta sent off for kicking out at a pitch invader during the second half of their defeat to Kasimpasaspor
Bizarre scenes in Turkey this evening saw two players sent off as players tried to restrain a pitch invader during Besiktas's match away at Kasimpasaspor.

The supporter ran onto the field at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in the second period and appeared to trip up Beskitas midfielder Manuel Fernandes as the visitors mounted an attack.

The fan was hauled down by Kasimpasaspor defenders but a number of players from both sides became involved in the incident and both Ramon Motta and Hugo Almeida appeared to aim kicks at the defenceless gatecrasher.

The individual was then removed from the field of play by the authorities but the incident wasn’t over there, there as Motta was shown a straight red for his part, while Almeida shown a second yellow as the hosts held on to win the match 2-1.

The match had already seen controversy when Kasimpasaspor defender Ryan Donk stopped a Besiktas attack by throwing a second ball at the feet of Almedia when the Portugal striker was shaping to shoot.

Turkey has had a history of problems with crowd control, with 20 fans arrested for invading the pitch in the Super Lig match between Galatasaray and Besiktas back in September, while Bursaspor goalkeeper Harun Tekin traded punches with a fan back in April.