Rome: European soccer’s ruling physique stated Saturday that they may “look at” experiences that Turkey footballers carried out a army salute of their Euro 2020 qualifier in opposition to Albania to mark their nation’s widely-condemned armed offensive in opposition to Kurds in Syria.
“Personally, I’ve not seen this gesture, which might be thought-about a provocation,” UEFA’s press chief Philip Townsend instructed the Italian Ansa information company.
“Does the regulation prohibit references to politics and faith? Sure, and I can assure you that we’ll take a look at this example.”
The salute was made after Cenk Tosun’s successful objective for Turkey within the sport in Istanbul on Friday.
After the match, a photograph was additionally posted on the official Twitter account of the nationwide workforce.
In it, the gamers are seen making a army salute with the tweet indicating the gamers “have devoted their victory to our courageous troopers and fellow martyrs”.
In Turkey, it is not uncommon for celebrities, together with footballers, to indicate their help for the safety forces after assaults or throughout army operations.
The Turkish offensive started on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to drag again from the border space of north-east Syria.
In the meantime, on the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Turkey’s Ibrahim Colak made a military-style salute on the rostrum after successful gold within the males’s rings occasion.
It was not identified if the gesture was linked to the army marketing campaign.