Furkan Korkmaz Responds to Brutal Postgame assault

Furkan Korkmaz has spoken out about being attacked by opposing gamers and safety following Turkey’s heated EuroBasket sport in direction of Georgia on Sunday.

Tensions first started to rise when Korkmaz had an on-courtroom altercation with Georgia’s Duda Sanadze.

“First he started talking shit to me, i am not letting anyone to converse shit on my face, he mentioned. “As an component of the sport, he is going to say one factor and also you may say one factor again. İ reacted as a human being, as a particular person, I simply confirmed a response.”

Korkmaz claims issues solely obtained worse from there, with tensions spilling over into the tunnel after each gamers had been ejected.

“there have been no safety measures by any means after i used to be going to the locker room,” he mentioned. “as quickly as we had been going there, three gamers from them collectively with Sanadze as effectively as to 2 safety guys, started to run at us. We started throwing punches at every completely different. principally, it was a avenue battle.

“5 people attacked us, we defended ourselves. It was such a scramble. there have been gamers from Georgia. The intention of the safety guys was not good. they did not try and intervene inside the occasions.”

Turkish basketball officers have since threatened to pack their baggage and withdraw from EuroBasket if safety footage of the incident isn’t launched.

Turkey additionally protested the outcomes of the sport, claiming 22 seconds had been wiped from the clock by way of the on-courtroom skirmish.