Erkan Güven's referee licence revoked following Twitter spat with Özyakup

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Erkan Güven’s refereeing licence has been revoked by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) following a Twitter spat with Beşiktaş playmaker Oğzuhan Özyakup.

Güven took to Twitter to criticise Özyakup following Besiktas’s 3-2 defeat against Kayseri Erciyesspor in the 7th round of the Turkish Super League.

Gökhan Töre was sent off by referee İlker Meral for allegedly sweraing at Erciyesspor manager Bülent Korkmaz.

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Özyakup complained that Töre should not have been sent off and claims he did not swear his teammate swear Korkmaz.

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Güven swore at Özyakup and accused the former Arsenal man of provoking the situation.

“That bas*#**d Oğuzhan Özyakup is trying to stir the situation,” Güven tweeted.

The referee also tweeted, “Doesn’t this fool who goes by the name Oğuzhan Özyakup have a twitter account, I want swear at him.”

The Amateur Football disciplinary committee released the following statement, “Erkan Guven’s refereeing licence has been revoked following the statements he made on a social media website.”

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