Kartal accuses Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic of swearing in Croatian [divider]
Fenerbahçe manager Ismail Kartal has accused Beşiktaş head coach of swearing in his native language in the Istanbul derby at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.
Bilic and Fenerbahçe midfielder Emre Belözoğlu had an altercation in the first half.
Beşiktaş have accused Belözoğlu of swearing at Bilic however, Kartal revealed that he believes the Black Eagles head coach provoked the situation.
“We know what those words mean in Croatian, Bilic should watch what he says most of us know those words,” Kartal was quoted as saying by Eurosport TR.
“Bilic said we entered his technical area but that did not happen, he provoked the situation, I wish him all the best in the future.”
Belözoğlu and Bilic also had a spat in the Istanbul derby between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe in the first half of the season.
Fenerbahçe closed the gap with league leaders Galatasaray to just two points following the win.
The Yellow Canaries have won both Istanbul derbies this season at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.