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And finally…Turkey’s flare side

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Turkish Super Lig club Eskişehirspor aren’t one of their country’s most successful sides but they do have some of its most passionate supporters. When the Turkish FA banned flares the club’s fans responded by unfurling a giant, hole-ridden, banner under which supporters lit their flares with impunity and anonymity. Watch the simultaneously impressive and scary sight below.

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