A World Cup TV commentator was sacked throughout the half time break of Canada’s remaining group sport towards Morocco.
The African nation shocked the world to qualify as the highest group in Group F — knocking out European powerhouse Belgium within the course of.
Their 2-1 win over Canada on Friday was the tip of the road for the North American nation — and it might even be the tip of a Turkish TV host’s profession, The Solar studies.
Commentator Alper Bakircigil had his viewing of the Morocco victory reduce quick at half-time for mentioning to viewers in Turkey that the quickest ever objective in World Cup historical past was scored by Hakan Sukur.
The mere point out of Sukur didn’t go down effectively along with his employers TRT and he was changed mid-match.
Bakircigil was proper – Sukur did rating the quickest ever objective in World Cup historical past, in 2002 towards South Korea.
Nevertheless, Sukur’s post-retirement antics make him a controversial determine.
Throughout his profession, ex-Blackburn ace Sukur was one of many greatest stars in Turkish soccer, scoring 51 objectives in 112 appearances for his nation.
Nevertheless, after his retirement, he entered politics and was later linked with terrorism.
Sukur and his household then fled to the USA after he was accused of taking part in a task in a failed coup try in 2016.
The 112-capped Sukur is now stated to be an Uber taxi driver.
Nevertheless, he has spoken out on the accusations of terrorism.
He advised German information outlet Welt Am Sonntag: “I’ve nothing left. Erdogan took the whole lot: my proper to freedom, my proper to freedom of speech and my proper to work.
“I by no means did something unlawful. I’m not a traitor or a terrorist.”
Morocco performs Spain within the Spherical of 16 on Wednesday morning.
— This story initially appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission