Turkish giants Fenerbahce have called for the Super Lig to suspend their upcoming fixtures after their team bus was attacked by gunmen which has left the bus driver hospitalised with suspected bullet wounds, the BBC report.
Fenerbahce were travelling back from Rizespor following a 5-1 victory when their bus came under attack by random fans and the club has claimed that a suspension of the league remains the only course of action.
The likes of Dirk Kuyt, Emre and Raul Meireles were on the bus but all the players remained unharmed and an investigation continues according to the report.
“As Fenerbahce, we think it’s unavoidable to suspend the league until this dark attack is enlightened,” read a club statement.
“It is the end of the football and blood has been spilled. Fenerbahce’s irrevocable priority is for the culprits to be found and punished immediately.”
This incident does raise the alarm in terms of the security surrounding travelling teams in Turkey and in a country which has experienced political unrest in spells over the past few years, it may be seen as a blessing in disguise that proper contingency plans can now be put into place.