#TBT: The biggest Turkey there ever was

Tomislav Piplica is a legend in Germany, for all the wrong reasons.

The video above will explain. It’s the kind of clip that will make you re-evaluate what is truly possible in life. And it’s perfect for Turkey Day, as he might be one of the biggest the sport has ever seen.

Care for seconds?

Check out this compilation of Piplica’s greatest misses, which will only make you irrationally mad that he somehow lasted an entire six seasons in the Bundesliga.

Right? How mad are you right now? Legend.


Fenerbahce fans try to ruin Arsenal players’ sleep ahead of UCL match

Whenever big competition comes to Istanbul, the rabid local fan bases are almost certain to drum up a storm around the visiting teams’ hotels, looking to interrupt the players’ sleep the night ahead of the matches. To be fair this “tradition” extends to certain fan bases all over the world, but Istanbul can get especially rowdy. For that reason, many clubs usually book two different hotels to try and throw off the troublemakers.

Arsenal, of course, didn’t do that. So after word spread on social media that the Gunners had taken up quarters in Istanbul’s Wyndham Hotel Kalamış, a mob of Fenerbahce fans duly swarmed over there and went to work, shooting dozens of flares and firecrackers into the night.

Amazingly, no Arsenal players were injured.

Of course, the fans’ “support” could all be for nothing. Fenerbahce has been expelled from all UEFA competition this season and is awaiting a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport today on their appeal. Should the suspension stand, Arsenal automatically goes through to the Champions League group stage.


Retiring Player Assists Son For Goal In Farewell Match

After a career that included stops in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain and Turkey, Argentine playmaker Ariel Ortega returned home to put an end to a lengthy career, but not before passing the torch to his young son. Let the adorable-ness ensue.

Ortega, who began his career with Argentine club River Plate, was honored with a farewell match this past weekend. Former teammates and colleagues such as Romario and Javier Saviola took part. However, the real highlight was that Tomasito, Ortega’s young son, was included in the roster as well.

During the second half of the farewell match, Ortega found himself near the top of the 18-yard box while his son found an opening just in front of goal. Ortega passed the ball to his son, and Tomasito, with all the confidence of a long-time professional, slotted the ball past a diving goalkeeper.

The moment proved to be a bit overwhelming for Ortega, who began crying while embracing his son.

Here’s to a career just ending, and another just beginning.


Turkish giants eye move for United’s Nani


Nani is back in the news…or as they say in the press “unsettled Manchester United winger”. Even though Sir Alex Ferguson said the Portugal international would be staying at Old Trafford that hasn’t stopped the rumors saying that his time is up. Ambitious Galatasaray are the latest club to be linked with Nani. You can read about this and more about the futures of Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea and Real Madrid - all just one click away.


Galatasaray fans attack TV station after pundits pick Real Madrid to win

To say Galatasaray fans are on edge about their Champions League match against Real Madrid would be an understatement. After the TV channel Beyaz, located in Galatasaray’s home country of Turkey, had pundits choose Real Madrid to win in Wednesday’s clash, fans and supporters took matters into their own hands.

A contingent of about 40 fans showed up to the TV station to voice their disapproval. Matters escalated quickly, but luckily the fans were not able to get past the security guards into the building. According to a Turkish newspaper, however, one TV station employee was injured and taken to a local hospital.

There are many ways to show your passion, but this is probably not the best one.


A scary scene took place on Monday night reminding us all of the true dangers surrounding aerial clashes.

During the second half of Galatasaray’s 4-2 win over Orduspor, the match was interrupted by a head injury to Orduspor’s David Barral. Barral was left concussed after clashing heads with ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba when the players challenged for a ball during a corner kick.

Medical personnel rushed the field and carted the Spanish player to a near hospital. In a touching and classy gesture, Drogba paid Barral a hospital visit, even though the Champions League hero was feeling the effects of the head clash himself: