An emotional weekend in world football came to an end yesterday as a fenerbahce fan by name BURAK YILDIRIM 19, was stabbed to death after the istanbul derby.
The young supporter was attacked by rival fans after the match between Fener and Galatasaray and died in hospital later on Sunday evening.
Burak Yildirim, 19, was on his way back home after the match – which ended in a 2-1 win for Fenerbahce – when he was attacked by a group of Galatasaray fans at a bus stop.
Yildirim was taken to the Bezmialem Vakif University Hospital immediately after the incident but died despite the best efforts of medical staff.
The assailants fled the scene after the stabbing and are as of yet unidentified. Istanbul police has opened an investigation into the incident.
Fenerbahce have published a statement on their official website to offer their condolences to the victim’s family and have condemned the incident.