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Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome was pelted with coins and lighters by suspected Galatasaray fans following the Italian side’s Istanbul derby win in the Turkish League.

The incident happened near the conclusion of the game, which Fenerbahce won 79-75 thanks to a solid comeback in the second half.

It's sad that such things happen in basketball. It was raining hundreds of coins and tons of lighters. Sports…

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Despite the incident, Datome saw the funny side of things as his crimson mark resembled storybook character Harry Potter. And, as an avid book geek, Datome saw this picture as his chance to meet world famous author JK Rowling.