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Besiktas defender risks jail over referee rant

Turkish international defender Caner Erkin, who plays for Istanbul side Besiktas, risks up to two years in jail over an expletive-strewn rant at a referee last year, reports said Tuesday. Istanbul prosecutors have charged Erkin with insulting an official responsible for public order and asked for between one to two years in jail for the […]
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