Gencler's Deniz Naki on receiving end of racist attack
Bad news today when news came out that Deniz Naki is leaving both Genclerbirligi and Turkey after what seems to be a Islamist/Nationalist-inspired attack on the weekend.
This is what the Hurriyet Daily News is reporting: For full article click here
German-Turkish footballer Deniz Naki, who plays for Spor Toto Super League club Gençlerbirliği, has decided to leave his club and Turkey following a suspected racist attack over the weekend.Naki, who in the past was victim of abuses and insults for being an Alevi and carrying a tattoo that reads “Dersim 62,” the traditional name for the eastern province of Tunceli and its traffic code, was attacked by unknown assailants in Ankara on Nov. 2 and suffered minor injuries below one of his eyes and one of his hands.“It was on Sunday. I wanted to get something for dinner when I was accosted by three people on a side Street,” Naki told German daily Bild. “They threatened me that this was the first warning, the club did not need anyone like me and I should go away.”
This is just disgusting.