Turkish football fan hires crane to watch Denizlispor play after stadium ban

30 April 2018, 08:28 PM
Ali Demirkaya, a Denizlispor supporter
Ali Demirkaya, a Denizlispor supporter

A Turkish football fan rented a crane to watch his team play after getting a one-year ban from the stadium.

Ali Demirkaya, a Denizlispor supporter first went to the police station to prove that he was not present in the attendance during the game. After that, he went straight to rent the crane.

He got on top of the crane by the 75th minute but was not able to watch the match till the end. The crowd upped their chants after spotting him at the top of the crane but he was ordered to come down from his vantage point by the police.

"That match was very important for our team. I had to go to the police station to sign a paper to show that I am not watching the match in the stadium. Then I quickly went to rent the crane," Demirkaya said after the game.

"I paid 354 liras (€70) for the rent. I started watching from the 75th minute but police officers didn't allow me to watch until the end," he added.

He also revealed that he had considered renting a hot-air balloon to watch the game. 

Demirkaya has a year-long ban from the stadium, according to reports. But the reason behind the ban is unclear.

Denizlispor defeated Gaziantepspor 5-0 to survive their relegation scare in the TFF First League (Second tier of Turkish football) with a game in hand.

First Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 08:15 PM
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