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Turkey Soccer Fans Threaten Broadcast Boycott Amid Club Spat

  • Fenerbahce fans call for end to BeIN Sports subscriptions
  • Fans angry over reduced spending limit by soccer authority TFF
Fenerbahce players warm up ahead of a match at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on June 12.

Fenerbahce players warm up ahead of a match at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on June 12.

Photographer: Erdem Sahin/AFP via Getty Images
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Turkish soccer fans began an online campaign to boycott the national league’s official broadcaster BeIN Sports after an Istanbul-based club clashed with authorities over spending limits on player transfers.

The call from fans of Fenerbahce became the top trending topic on Twitter in Turkey on Tuesday after groups with more than 2.2 million followers on the social media platform started posting #beinsportsiptal, a slogan calling for the cancellation of TV subscriptions.