türkçe links to original Turkish article
(HaberTürk and Hürriyet Newspapers, 30 October 2015)
Hacıosmanoğlu in a reflective moment.
The head of the Trabzonspor football club, İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu,
watching his team's match against Gaziantepspor on TV in Istanbul
was so enraged by a supposed missed call that he had the referees
detained at the Trabzon stadium "until I get there."
The referees were locked in the referees room until AK Party
parliamentarian Süleyman Soylu was able to reach Turkish President
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (!), who called Hacıosmanoğlu at 0315 in the
morning and persuaded him to free the hostage referees.
Referee Çağatay Şahan and his 9-person team were able to leave
the stadium at 4 a.m,, 4.5 hours after the match had ended, but only
under police protection, as Trabzonspor supporters harassed them
outside Avni Aker stadium..
mjisogynist links to original Turkish article
In the aftermath of the Gaziantepspor match, Trabzonspor chief
Ibrahim Hacıosmanoğlu had this to say about the Turkish Football
Federation and the referees: "Even if we die we'll die like a man.
We won't live like a woman. Noone has the power to make us live
like women. Rather than live 100 years like a woman I'd rather live
one year like a man."
Later, faced with mounting criticism, Hacıosmanoğlu apologized
for his remarks against women, explaining that "my mother who
bore me is a woman. My children's mother is a woman. I just
said these things figuratively, with no insult intended (!). I ask
forgiveness from all women."