The decision of the European Court of Human Rights that the Turkish Football Federation boards are not independent and that the penalties imposed by PFDK should be evaluated within the scope of freedom of thought set a precedent for Fenerbahçe.
The yellow-dark blue club, which closely follows the application of former Galatasaray manager Sedat Doğan in this direction and the process, is preparing to apply to the federation retrospectively.
Fenerbahçe determines the fines imposed on them. The club will apply to the Turkish Football Federation Arbitration Board for the cancellation and compensation of the penalties after the feast.
TRUST IN REJECTION ECHR
Ali Koç’s management will apply to the federation with a petition that includes similar penalties given to Fenerbahce managers and the club.
The yellow-dark blue staff expects the decision to be positive. However, the club is also ready for the possibility of a decision to the contrary. In such a case, Fenerbahçe will take the matter to the ECHR.
The administration, taking into account the ECHR decision of the federation, will defend that the fines given to Fenerbahçe and its managers in the past years should be cancelled, and will take initiatives.
COMPETITORS WILL ALSO TAKE EXAMPLE
The yellow-dark blue staff will call on Beşiktaş and Galatasaray clubs to follow the same path. Fenerbahce also conveyed that they can support their two arch-rivals in this regard. It is stated that these clubs will also take the necessary step.
PIRŞEN AND BAKİ’S PUNISHMENTS HAVE BEEN LIMITED
PFDK fined Fenerbahçe Club 100 thousand liras for ‘unsportsmanlike’ statements. Pirşen and Baki were fined 30 thousand lira each.
The Board of Arbitration, taking into account the case-law of the ECtHR after the objections to these penalties, evaluated the statements within the scope of freedom of expression and abolished the said penalties.