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The head coach of Anadolu Efes Ergin Ataman addressed the recent incidents between him and the fans of Fenerbahce.

Here is what the Turkish coach told reporters after the end of Game 1 of the Turkish League Finals between Efes and Fenerbahce:

“I’ve been exposed to this (curses) by this group of fans for the last 10 years. In Spain, they swore from beginning to end of the final.

So I reacted enthusiastically. This reaction was not Fenerbahce community. I replied to those insults with the adrenaline that I was having that moment. Fenerbahçe president is an instigator with his statements.

I have received hundreds of threats and profanity through social media. I have heard blasphemy and insults in such a way as to be ashamed of humanity. It is Ali Koç who has determined them. I will not go to the Ulker Arena if this continues.”