A Team bus carrying the Turkey Fenerbache team came under an armed attack while it was on the way to the airport right after their 5-1 away win at the Black Sea side Rizespor.

Unfortunately the bus driver was injured in the attack and had to be taken to hospital. The players were fortunately unhurt, the club said. Several pictures of the bus on their website, showed a shattered side window and gunshot damage to the front windscreen. The pictures also showed that there is blood on the driver’s seat and driving wheel.

Several shots were fired at the bus as Fenerbache was driving through the northeastern town of Trabzon on Saturday night following their away game in Rize,  the club’s vice president Mahmut Uslu said

The driver had managed to bring the bus to a stop despite being wounded by the gunshots, he was immediately taken to hospital in a police car with injuries to his face, said Uslu, who was on the bus at the time of the attack. He accused the attackers of trying to “crash the bus and kill the players.”

“It’s unbelievable,” he told Turkish television. “We come here to do sport, we come to play football.”

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