Turkish hooligans announce their ‘arrival’ at Euro 2016 with baseball bats and meat cleavers
Worrying Twitter posts from yobs with weapons marked READY #2016
By JON LOCKETT
14th June 2016, 11:51 am
TURKISH football fans have announced their ‘arrival’ at Euro 2016 by posting terrifying Twitter photos of an arsenal of weapons.
The bloodthirsty thugs have been openly taunting rival fans with boasts of how READY they are for trouble on and off the terraces.
A huge meat cleaver posted beside Euro 2016 tickets
Turkish Ultras make it clear they are ready to battle.
Turkey and Croatia fans slug it out in 2008.
The shocking pictures – posted by hardline Ultras – show weapons alongside Turkey’s national football shirt and Euro 2016 match tickets.
In one, a black meat cleaver is placed alongside a ticket to their side’s opening match against Croatia at Parc des Princes, Paris played on Sunday.
After that game there were running battles between Turkish yobs and hooligans from PSG.
Another Twitter post, carrying the chilling message of ‘READY’, shows a baseball bat aside a Turkey shirt.
Banners have also been seen with the slogan “Where is Marco?”, reports the Daily Star.
This is seen as a reference to the murder of Serbian fan Marko Ivkovic who was stabbed to death after a match between Red Star Belgrade and Turkish side Galatasaray.
Two Leeds fans were murdered after violent clashes between English and Turkish supporters in Istanbul in 2000.
And just last year, Turkish fans were slammed for booing and jeering during a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris Attacks.
Turkish fans are among the most passionate in Europe
Rivals Turkish fans clash at cup game
The Turks are reportedly ‘well up’ for joining the violent outbreaks which have already marred the tournament.
Tensions between England and Turkey fans have been tense after a series of club clashes in the 1990s and 2000.
Both Arsenal and Leeds fans were stabbed when they met up with Turkish fans while playing in European competitions.