Former Newcastle midfielder Emre attacked by Besiktas fans on ferry

Emre Belozoglou found himself the target of abuse from Besiktas fans, with the Fenerbahce captain subsequently involved in a violent confrontation.

Turkey international and current Fenerbahce captain Emre Belozoglou has been involved in an altercation with fans of rival club Besiktas this week.

According to a report from BGN News, the clash occurred on a speed ferry travelling from Gebze to Yalova in north west Turkey.

Emre was on board the vessel heading to nearby Bursa for a special opening ceremony.

However, trouble flared when fans of rival club Besiktas spotted the midfielder in his car on the boat and began to verbally abuse the 34-year-old.

After several minutes, Emre decided to take action against the group, stepping out of his car to confront the supporters over their taunts.

It was then that things got ugly, with fellow player Orhan Ak also getting involved.

Speaking in a statement issued to the Turkish press, Emre said: "They surrounded me in the ferry and cursed me out. I then stepped out of the car and started fighting with him. I have filed a complaint against the individuals who attacked me..."

Emre spent three years with Newcastle United, playing 82 games and scoring six goals along the way.

The Galatasaray academy graduate has also been capped 94 times by Turkey and has scored nine goals to date at international level.

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