Turkish razor blade attacker allowed to return to football
Turkish football player Mansur Calar, who was initially slapped with a life ban for allegedly cutting rivals with a razor blade, has been allowed to resume his career after his punishment was substantially reduced.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) Arbitration Board ruled on Thursday to reduce Calars life ban to 20 matches, also ordering him to pay 25,000 Turkish lira ($4,400).
The controversial incident took place earlier in March in Turkeys third footballing tier in a game between Amedspor and Sakaryaspor, after which Amedspor's Calar was accused of slashing rival players with a razor blade.
Footage shown on Turkish TV appeared to show that Calar had an object in his hand as the teams lined up before the game and later used it to inflict cuts on opposition players.
Sakaryaspor said that four players suffered injuries from a “sharp object,” prompting the national football authorities to launch a formal investigation.
Detailed inspection of the shocking footage from the match confirmed that Calar had intentionally cut severRead More – Source