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Cenk Tosun Gets Sent Off After Angry Altercation With Turkey Fans

Cenk Tosun Gets Sent Off After Angry Altercation With Turkey Fans

The Everton striker wasn't happy after flares were thrown in the direction of his family members and reacted badly.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

We'd all want to protect our family but it's not ideal to try and do it when they're sat in the stands and you're supposed to be playing football. That's what Cenk Tosun tried to do on Friday night.

It's World Cup season and that means teams playing international friendlies to get ready for the tournament, or for the likes of Turkey that means helping get someone else ready for the tournament.

On Friday night the Turks played in one of footballs less friendly friendlies. They took on Tunisia in the Stade de Genève in Switzerland as the African side warm up for Russia and a date with England.

Tosun opened the scoring for the side not going to the World Cup in the 54th minute, two minutes later Tunisia were level and three minutes after that the Everton forward had seen red.

A flare was thrown into the crowd near his dad and uncle and the player believed his family were being attacked and reacted in an angry way.

Tosun marched towards the stand shouting at fans and threatening them, motioning as if to slit his throat:

It was unusual behaviour from Tosun and the former Besiktas forward has actually never seen red before in his career.

Unfortunately for him he'd overreacted as well as his family weren't being attacked and instead were trying to convince the people near them not to throw the flare back in the area that it had been thrown from in the first place.

With a man advantage Tunisia then went ahead 20 minutes after the sending off and looked like they would get the win leading up to the World Cup.

However Arsenal target Caglar Soyuncu scored a last minute goal and kicked off a pitch invasion with police having to calm the situation:

It was 0-0 at half time, the second half saw four goals, a sending off, flares thrown and a pitch invasion.

Bloody hell!

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Topics: Football News, Russia 2018, Turkey, Everton, World Cup, Fans