WATCH: Trabzonspor fans unveil tifo tribute to emergency responders after deadly earthquake in Turkey
- Trabzonspor in European action
- Fans thank emergency services
- Turkey hit by devastating earthquake
WHAT HAPPENED? Trabzonspor played host to Swiss side Basel in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, with the club's fans unfurling an emotional tifo ahead of kick-off. The tifo shows an emergency services worker rescuing a child. It comes after the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria last week and claimed at least 40,000 lives.
The players also wore black armbands and there was a minute's silence before the game started.
Trabzonspor fans thank the emergency services with a tifo before their European clash vs. Basel, after the tragic recent earthquake in Türkiye. pic.twitter.com/7pSepEr8sE— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 16, 2023
A poignant walk out for Trabzonspor, with all proceeds from their #UECL game against Basel going to victims of the earthquake in Turkey. 🇹🇷🙏 pic.twitter.com/CkxR0ss4HK— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 16, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Turkish Super Lig is currently postponed following the devastating events in the country. Proceeds from Thursday's match will go to victims of the earthquake.
WHAT NEXT FOR TRABZONSPOR? The two sides will meet again for the second leg of their tie in Switzerland on Thursday, February 23.