Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has laughed off suggestions that his goal versus Genclerbirligi was the subject of a controversial match fixing scandal – describing the claims as ‘hilarious’.
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The Turkish outfit sparked the accusations after Genclerbirligi stopper Hakan Aslantas seemed to deliberately pull his hand away from making a save, which allowed Sneijder’s strike to comfortably roll into the back of the net.
It was the only goal of the game in an important fixture in the Super Lig title race, as it resulted in Hamza Hamzaoglu’s side going three points clear of second-placed Fenerbahce at the top of the table.
The Netherlands international has since spoken out over the controversy, saying, “All you can do is laugh, it is a joke right? Some people believe in conspiracy theories way too much, it is hilarious,” as quoted by Turkish Football.
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The controversial match was Sneijder’s 100th appearance for Galatasaray, and the goal was his ninth domestic finish of the campaign.