Galatasaray were already down 2-0 to Arsenal when the throng of away fans - clearly uninspired by what they saw - began throwing dozens of flares onto the pitch (WATCH it here), briefly interrupting Wednesday’s match.
During the stoppage, vice-captain Wesley Sneijder went over to the fans to try and calm them down, knowing full well that in this day and age, UEFA are doling out punishment for fan behavior left and right.
Strangely enough, though, it might be Arsenal who get in trouble:
On the flares, Arsenal are responsible for checking fans so could face UEFA fine— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) October 1, 2014
The Turkish fans’ performance didn’t exactly “light a fire” under their team. Galatasaray fell further behind before getting a lone consolation goal on a second-half penalty as Arsenal won 4-1.
Here are some more pictures, courtesy of Reuters: