Fenerbahce coach Zeljko Obradovic has hit out at the club’s supporters who seemingly show their loyalty to the EuroLeague but look to distance themselves from the domestic Turkish League.
Fenerbahce, unsurprisingly hot favourites to capture this season’s domestic title, are now 2-0 up in their playoff series against Banvit.
But out of the 7,000 Fenerbahce fans that apparently own season tickets, only 3,500 were present at the Ulker Sport Arena to witness the EuroLeague runners up to two games to the good.
“I thank all the supporters who came here tonight, they really supported us,” said Obradovic.
“But the saddest part is we are playing two semi-finals and we had 3500 fans in the gym, we had even fewer fans in here in the first game. My players don’t deserve it. We have 7000 fans with have season tickets, but only 3500 showed up.
“Something must be wrong if 3500 out of 7000 fans showed up tonight. I’m always open to listen to everything. You need your fans to become a big team and a big club. Nothing is possible without them. Fans have to come and support us whoever we play against.”