Galatasaray's Marcao red-carded for punching team-mate

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.

Potential penalty

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.”