The lights are turned off at Fenerbahçe after a 0-1 defeat to Ümraniyespor in the Turkish Cup
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VIDEO: Lights turned off at Fenerbahçe immediately after Turkish Cup defeat to Ümraniyespor

Stadium plunged into darkness before players left pitch.


Fenerbahçe switched off the floodlights just moments after the final whistle of their 0-1 Turkish Cup defeat to Ümraniyespor on Tuesday.

In a move perceived to be one of disgust rather than a technical hitch, the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium was plunged into darkness while players were still on the pitch.


It’s been a miserable season for the Istanbul giants – only goal difference keeps them out of the relegation zone after 18 games in the Turkish Süper Lig.

And on Thursday night they were eliminated from their domestic cup competition in the Round of 16 by a team from the TFF 1. League, a division below.

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A club also based in Turkey’s capital, Ümraniyespor ensured a 2-0 aggregate victory thanks to an 89th minute winner from Leandrinho.

Former Liverpool defender Martin Škrtel had earlier been sent off on what was quite literally a dark night for Fenerbahçe.