TFF reject Besiktas appeal to replay Fenerbahce derby

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have rejected an appeal submitted by Beşiktaş requesting that the derby against Fenerbahçe be replayed on grounds of a technical error.

The TFF statement read: “The TFF board have rejected an appeal submitted by Beşiktaş requesting a replay for the match against Fenerbahçe on 22 Match 2015 due to technical error.”

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Fenerbahçe striker Emmanuel Emenike took off his shirt after being booed by his own fans in the first half and ran off the field in protest without the referees permission.

After being calmed down by manager Ismail Kartal, Emenike re-entered the pitch without permission.

According to Fifa’s Rule 12 a player must be booked for leaving the field without the referees permission, for entering the field without the referees permission and for taking off his shirt.

Football matches have been replayed in the past due to technical error, the Uzbekistan – Bahrain 2006 World Cup qualification game is a recent example.

The FIFA statement was as follows: “FIFA confirmed today that the result of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ qualifying match between Uzbekistan and Bahrain on 3 September 2005 has been declared invalid and must be replayed. In order to respect the drawn order of the matches, the first leg is to be replayed in Uzbekistan on 8 October 2005, with the second leg match to be rescheduled for 12 October 2005 in Bahrain.”

Beşiktaş also had a league game against Kasımpaşa last season replayed due to technical error.