Saturday, June 21, 2008

Football Riot in Istanbul after Türkiye beats Croatia

Soccer Footbal Riot in Istanbul, Turkey 2008

The first 100 minutes of Turkey vs. Croatia in the 2008 EuroCup were terribly boring, cruising into overtime scoreless leaving Istanbul with a resting heart rate. With less than a minute to go, Croatia thought they nailed Turkey's coffin shut with a goal, but the Red Crescent Türkiye would not rest easy, scoring the tying goal with no time on the clock. After dominating in the penalty kicks, the city exploded into celebration; and we were fortunate to be at the epicenter of the human earthquake, Taxim Square.