Turkey suffered their second consecutive defeat in Euro 2016 following a 3-0 loss against Spain in Group D.
Spain put on a great display while Turkey didn’t bother to turn up however, the main talking point after the game was Arda Turan being booed by his own fans.
For those who did not see the incident here it is:
Turkish fans may not have been impressed with Turan’s display but in a bizarre turn of events Spanish fans started chanting the bearded wingers name.
The Turkish fans may not like him, but Arda Turan is clearly well loved by both his teammates and opponents tonight: https://t.co/Hc8t9CuMqQ
— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) June 17, 2016
Turan received more love from Spanish fans and players than he did from his own countries supporters.
Turkey was booing Arda Turan. He doesn't deserve this. He deserves better. https://t.co/NE0EbOTEUu
— Neymar Jr. (@Neymarvellous) June 17, 2016
One of the most iconic images from the game.
— Red&Yellow (@Ataqoz) June 17, 2016
Arda Turan made Fàbregas look good tonight, I’m done with football for today 😭
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) June 17, 2016
The actions of the Spanish fans drew a lot of praise.
Some Turkish fans were chanting offensive towards Arda Turan, Spanish fans saw this & chanted his name.
Class act by Spainards 👏#ESPTUR
— Mo ⚽ (@MoApaydin) June 17, 2016
Most neutral fans were baffled by the Turan incident.
Harsh or fair?
Arda Turan: Worst player of Euro 2016
— 🤸🏻♀️ (@haliltemp) June 17, 2016
Even Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan got in on the act and criticised the Turkish fans that booed Turan.
Gundogan was born in Germany but is an ethnic Turk and wrote his tweet in his mother tongue.
Milli takım bugün iyi değildi ama beni tribünler çok daha fazla üzdü – çok yazık!@ArdaTuran abi, seninle gurur duyuyoruz ve hep arkandayız.
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) June 17, 2016