Arda Turan regrets throwing football boot at referee [divider]
Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan has revealed that he regrets hurling his football boot at the linesman during Atletico Madrid’s 3-2 Copa del Rey defeat against Barcelona.
“Of course I regret it now, there are youngsters who look up to me and I set a bad example, I did not actually aim at the linesman I was just frustrated,” Turan told TRT.
Turan responded to his boot coming off in a challenge by throwing it at the assistant referee.
The boot narrowly missed the official’s head and resulted in the Turkish international being shown a yellow card.
The referee Gil Manzano saw the incident and showed Turan a yellow card for dissent according to Inside Spanish Football.
The Turkish international will miss the Crescent-Stars Euro 2016 group stage game against the Netherlands on March 28.