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Turkey Allows Only Women And Children In To Watch Football Matches (Video)

Drastic measure implemented to curb violence.

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The Turkish football association announced free tickets will be allocated to women and children for all league games to reduce violence at matches.

The announcement came a day after more than 41,000 women and children flocked to see Fenerbahce play Manisaspor in Istanbul.#

The match had been scheduled to be played in an empty stadium as punishment for unruly fan behavior.

Fenerbahce was ordered to play two home matches without any spectators after its fans invaded the pitch during a friendly against Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk in July.

The Turkish association called the plans to allocate free tickets to women and children under 16 a “historic decision.”

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