Fenerbahçe, coached by Jorge Jesus, repudiated the chants sung with the name of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, in Wednesday’s game against Dynamo kyiv, which ended in the defeat of the Turks and the consecutive elimination of the Champions League.
“We would like to emphasize once again our message that we have expressed through our official channels,” read a statement released by Fenerbahçe on the official website.
“These chants do not represent our club or reflect our institutional position. We are always careful to raise awareness of social and humanitarian issues, both in our country and in the world, ”says the Turkish club.
Fenerbahçe clearly expressed its support for Ukraine: “We helped Ukraine, we played a friendly match with Shakhtar Donetsk under the slogan ‘Football for Peace’ and we received them in Turkey for a few days. Our position on this issue has been clear from day one.
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