sport news Besiktas fail to turn up for replay of Turkish Cup semi-final tie against ...

Besiktas boycotted the replay of the Turkish Cup semi-final second leg against Fenerbahce which was abandoned last month due to crowd violence.

The game on April 19 between two of the country's biggest teams was abandoned after 57 minutes after the Besiktas coach was hit on the head by an object thrown by Fenerbahce fans.

The match was level at 0-0 when it was abandoned and the first leg was drawn 2-2. 

Fenerbahce turned up for the replay of the Turkish Cup semi-final second leg on Thursday

Fenerbahce turned up for the replay of the Turkish Cup semi-final second leg on Thursday

 Fenerbahce and Besiktas were ordered to play the last 32 minutes behind closed doors

 Fenerbahce and Besiktas were ordered to play the last 32 minutes behind closed doors

The Turkish football federation ruled that the last 32 minutes of the match should be completed on Thursday night behind closed doors.

Besiktas had received the decision with 'sadness' and vowed to boycott the replay.

'We have been on the field for 115 years, we have won, had draws or lost on the field. In order not to accept being losers, we will not show up on the field on May 3,' Besiktas said in a statement on their website.

The Turkish football federation ruled that the last 32 minutes of the match should be replayed

The Turkish football federation ruled that the last 32 minutes of the

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