Former Newcastle Midfielder In Big Trouble – Video

There’s news today in BBC Sport that Newcastle’s former Turkish International midfielder Emre, has received a two and a half year suspended sentence in Turkey for using racial slurs against an opposition player two years ago, and he’s the first Turkish player ever to be found guilty of racism.


A young Emre – while at Newcastle from 2005 to 2008

Emre’s full name is Emre Belozoglu and the racist slur was against Ivorian midfielder Didier Zokora during a match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor back in 2012.

Didier is currently with Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote in Brazil with the Ivory Coast World Cup squad of 23, and he played the whole game in the Ivory Coast 2-1 win over Japan in their first game in Group C.

The court decided that the Fenerbahce midfielder’s act was an insult crime of “religious, racist, ethnic, sexist or sectarian discrimination”.

The Times is also reporting that Emre was accused of racism as many as three times during his time in the Premier League with Newcastle, but the English FA were found no proof of racism during their investigations.

Emre was also called to give testimony in Turkey’s  ongoing match fixing scandal.

recent emre photo

A more recent photo of 33 year-old Emre

He played 82 times for Newcastle with 6 goals in his three seasons on Tyneside, and he became captain of the Turkey National side and has 91 caps and 9 goals for hos country.

Here’s a video of the offense.

This is a sad story indeed,  and FIFA need to wipe out any racism in football – there’s just no place for it in today’s world.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    suspended sentence = big trouble ??

  • thai-mag

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #2

    I think he will survive a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence somehow with all the millions he’ll have in the bank

  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Sheffield Wednesday are front runners for the signing of Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi. Middlesbrough also interested #SWFC #BORO #NUFC


    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Everton are leading the race to land highly-
    rated Barcelona forward Cristian Tello.

    omg soo much ambition

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Surprised to hear that the charge got anywhere near a Turkish court!

  • blactoon

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Didier Zokora and his team mates got a little revenge, have a look at this:

    talk about kicking racism out of football

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Where’s G2s attempt at posting records today then?

    Ed’s rattled of five articles, articles not piddling little posts, in five minutes!

    Eat your hearts out all you record chasers, you’re not in the same league as your host.


  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Still cannot understand why were not in for Aubameyang if he is available. But we seem to be going for an untested 22 year old who has had 1 good season on loan for roughly the same fee

  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #9

    On Ryan taylor……Glad he has recovered and wish him well, But he should be nowhere near the first team. As I would class this as a step back

  • Siremre5

    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #10

    N’castle vs City 1 match.. Ops!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #11

    December 20th and 4th April boys………..Revenge on the Mackems


    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #12

    lol screwd… if no players come in

  • beermonkey

    Jun 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #13


    maybe he aint available
    I don’t think he is why would they sell him


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