Ankara – Gunshots were fired at a bus carrying Turkey’s Fenerbahce football team back from their 5-1 victory over Black Sea side Rizespor, the club said, injuring the driver but leaving the players unhurt.
Several shots were aimed at the bus as the Turkish Super Lig league leaders passed through the northeastern town of Trabzon following their away game in nearby Rize, said the club’s vice president Mahmut Uslu.
The driver managed to bring the bus to a stop despite being wounded in the face, and was immediately taken to hospital in a police car, said Uslu, who was on the bus at the time. He accused the attackers of trying to “crash the bus and kill the players”.
“It’s unbelievable,” he told Turkish television.
Trabzon governor Abdil Celil Oz said the driver’s life now is not in danger.