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Arda Turan handed 16-game ban

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Arda Turan has been handed a whopping 16-match ban by the Turkish Super Lig after losing his temper in a bad call made by the referee

The Barcelona loanee reacted angrily at a linesman in a match between his current team, Istanbul Basaksehir, and Sivasspor.

Turan was left frustrated after ex-Real Madrid forward Robinho scored a late equaliser for Sivasspor that all but ended Basaksehir’s title hopes with the hosts having previously been reduced to nine men at the Istanbul Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu.

The 31-year-old then shoved the official with both hands and continued to protest after being given a straight red card.

Turan was banned for 10 matches for attacking the assistant referee, three matches for insulting him and another three for threatening him.

The former Atletico Madrid player was also fined 39,000 Turkish lira.

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