Galatasaray protector Marcao was dispatched in Monday night’s clash with Giresunspor after making a red card for combating his own team-mate.
In the 61st minute, Marcao head-butted and after that tossed punches at Kerem Akturkoglu prior to being separated by other members of the Galatasaray team.
Marcao was dismissed following a VAR evaluation of the event and will likely now deal with additional penalty for combating on the pitch. However, the team hung on to win their Super Lig opener 2-0.
According to Turkish League guidelines, this event categorizes as an “assault” and might lead to a prolonged suspension.
Per the guidelines, Marcao might deal with a restriction in between 5 and 10 video games for his actions.
What was stated?
After the match, Galatasaray supervisor Fatih Terim stated: “The club will do what is necessary in their own way.”
He continued: “Marcao will apologize to Kerem and the rest of the team for his behaviour.”
Marcao’s profession up until now
Marcao initially signed up with Galatasaray in in 2018, making the relocation from G.D. Chaves in Portugal.
He’s been ever-present throughout his very first 3 seasons with the Turkish giants, making 102 looks for the club in all competitors.