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Vice President of the Turkish Federation Omer Onan Reporters Philadelphia 76ers and Turkish player Furkan Korkmaz were attacked by several Georgia players after Georgia’s 88-83 victory on Sunday.
Onan said Turkey would leave the tournament if security footage of the incident was not released:
“While Furkan Korkmaz was walking in the hallway to the dressing rooms with our coach, Georgia players who were not on the active list attacked him with the throwing player (Duda Sanadze) and the police. There should be no attack on the player going to the locker room. At the end of The game we got 30 cops into a fight We got into a fight with the official police in Georgia I called the FIBA and I told the FIBA officials too Don’t let anyone fool themselves or think we are idiots They will bring us all the camera shots from that lane Minute by minute without missing anything. If these cameras didn’t come to us, we would leave this tournament.”
Korkmaz and Sanadze were both ejected from the match after a brawl in the fourth quarter:
Furkan Korkmaz enters it with Georgian Duda Sanadze
Fans started throwing cups on the field 😳
“There was a basketball game with two extra time on the field. Sometimes we played well and sometimes Georgia played well, but after our player, Korkmaz, was disqualified, three of the opposing team’s players attacked him in the lanes, while the security guards attacked our player and our coach,” he added. “We came here to play basketball, not box. Therefore, we are very disturbed by the security weakness that we are witnessing today. We will follow up on this as well.”
Korkmaz reportedly escaped injury after the alleged post-match brawl:
Pat Galen @CBS3 Batgalen
We hear from a source that Furkan Korkmaz is fine and that there seems to be some kind of quarrel after his expulsion. He was playing with Turkey in # EuroBasket22 against Georgia.
Turkey too solemnly protest The result of the match after saying that 22 seconds disappeared from the match clock during the confrontation between Korkmaz and Sanadze.
“Today the match was 22 seconds shorter,” Demir said. “The fact that this is not just one or two seconds but 22 seconds makes us think that the situation is not just a mistake.” “We will follow up on this too. We came to Georgia expecting to be in a sister country. Yes, there was tension between the players on the field today, but we cannot accept what happened after that.”
It was a quiet day at FIBA:
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Today in FIBA news…
– Turkey says Furkan Korkmaz was attacked by police in Georgia after the match in Tbilisi
– Lithuania protested after not awarding a free throw due to technique and lost in double overtime
The basketball game in Brazil was delayed due to rain. yes. rain.
Dionysis Aravantinos @Aravantinosda
The heaviest day in the history of the European Basketball Championship?
⚫️ Double OT
⚫️ 🇱🇹 result of protests
⚫️ Double OT 🇹🇷🇬🇪
⚫️ 🇹🇷 as a result of the protests
⚫️ 🇧🇪 amazing 🇪🇸
⚫️ 🇧🇦 amazing 🇸🇮
⚫️ Furkan Korkmaz expelled
⚫️ Duda Sanadze kicked out
⚫️ Ergin Ataman kicked out
⚫️ Furkan Korkmaz is under attack
The result of the Turkey-Georgia match was significant in Group A, as it dropped Turkey to third place with five points, while Georgia moved up to fifth place with four points. Montenegro currently leads the group with five points.