After Burak Elmas left the stadium during the Anadolu Efes match, Ergin Ataman said, “If I knew beforehand, they would be my guests in the best seats, I would pick up my family and seat them.”
Anadolu Efes Head Coach Ergin Ataman has made statements on the events that took place during the match they played against Galatasaray Nef yesterday.
In the second game of the ING Basketball Super League playoff semi-final series yesterday, Anadolu Efes welcomed Galatasaray Nef to his home ground, while Galatasaray president Burak Elmas left the game during the match and some of the Galatasaray fans were kicked out. the hall. Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman has issued a statement on the issues.
Expressing his opinion on Burak Elmas leaving the venue, Ataman said: “All the front seats on the pitch at Efes games are seasonal combines. Despite this, the owners of the suits were approached and the president and his wife were given a seat for 2 people, and their children were received a place next to Cem Kınay and Ömer Mısırlı, where my team and my guests from Galatasaray were seated, but the president did not sit together. Due to his insistence, he left the room because the seats of the federation were full. In addition, 2 clubs had agreed on the allocation of a box before the matches and they had already been allocated a box. Burak Elmas and his family are people that I appreciate very much and if I knew in advance they would be my guests in the best seats, I get my family up and have them seated.” said.
“The question of the withdrawal of Galatasaray fans is beyond us”
Mentioning the issue of Galatasaray fans withdrawing from the venue, Ergin Ataman said: “Field security officers are also the company that Anadolu Efes and Galatasaray jointly use at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. The question of eliminating Galatasaray fans is completely beyond us, the enforcement of the existing security ban .the first game, Efes is well-meaning for the families of Galatasaray athletes.40-50 supporters were filled by Galatasaray leaders at the place he assigned, cheers were made from there and the police had to intervene again.” used the sentences.
“Galatasaray fans have always created the heaviest atmosphere”
“I don’t understand what is being done with this fuss.” Experienced Coach says, “If there is an attempt to create tension for Galatasaray’s home games starting tomorrow, there is no need to do so. Galatasaray fans have created the heaviest atmosphere in the past and today. today in all the environments they are in. After the game, when I was with my son Sarp, there was a 25-30 fan outside the parking lot of the Sinan Erdem Sports Palace. reacted to that when I was verbally attacked and attacked by the group, we would be talking about very different things at the moment.However, as the duty of any sportsman, we try not to create atmosphere in these situations, but to to ensure that the sport is played in a respectable way. Today, all of Europe supports the Anadolu Efes team and Turkish basketball. While we were talking, I was very sorry that this perception was created by the greatest friend.” makes the statement.
“We have a bond of love that will solve all the problems of the family”
Addressing once again the issue of President Burak Elmas leaving the room, Ataman said: “Furthermore, I wish our esteemed president could show this sensitivity when he appeared on Fatih Altaylı’s show on Haber Türk in January, reacting to the publicity that offended him, his position and us, the fans. from Galatasaray, leaving the show and showing the same sensitivity the head coach of the Efes team, I apologize if a mistake has been made because they could not find a solution immediately. friends and the bond of love that will solve all family problems cannot be broken by anyone Once again, I would like to thank the entire Galatasaray community and the great Galatasaray fans, who have wholeheartedly supported us on the way to the European Championship.” he finished his speech.