Arda Turan: Former Barcelona midfielder gets 16-match ban for pushing referee

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Arda Turan was sent off in a Turkey Super Lig clash between Istanbul Basaksehir and Sivasspor,

Former Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a 16-match ban for pushing the referee in the game between Istanbul Basaksehir and Sivasspor played on Friday, May 4.

The Turkish Professional Football Discipline Board announced the punishment for the Turan after he reportedly threatened the referee and pushed the linesman in the game.

The game between Istanbul Basaksehir and Sivasspor ended in a 1-1 draw and Turan was not happy with the officiating expressed his anger when the away side were awarded a free-kick towards the end of the game.

The 1-1 draw meant that Istanbul Basaksehir slipped up in the title race, level on points with Fenerbache but three points behind leaders Galatasary.

In inclusion with the 16-match ban Turan also received a fine of 39,000 Turkish liras.

With just two games left to play in the league this season, Turan will miss the fixtures against Antalyaspor and Kasimpasa.

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