Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim: If they can prove these allegations, I will jump off a bridge

The 59-year-old says that none of the charges against him are for match-fixing, and believes the Turkish state would be better off focusing on some of the nation's other issues
Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim has threatened to throw himself from a bridge, should the prosecution be able to prove match-fixing allegations against him.

Yildirim is currently on trial for a string of allegations pertaining to his club's sensational title run last season, which saw them finish first ahead of Trabzonspor.

However, the 59-year-old has always remained outspoken of his innocence, and has once again hit out at the charges.

"I am not charged with match-fixing, I am charged with getting economic income in an unfair way. That is not match-fixing," he told reporters outside court.

"This case is not about match-fixing. If it was, they would investigate other people too. They say I paid €76,000 to [Istanbul BB player Ibrahim] Akin.

"Where is that money? In which account is it? If they can prove I paid him, I will jump off the bridge!"

Yildirim went on to say that the state would be better-advised to focus on the affairs of the country, rather than discrediting football clubs.

"They say match-fixing. What match-fixing? The country is getting out of hand, but all they talk about is match-fixing!"

The trial into the alleged match-fixing continues.