The ‘legend’ of Turkiye soccer, Volcan Demirel (42) Hatayspor, asked for help in tears. He appealed for his country, which was suffering from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Türkiye, “Please help me. People are dying” while informing them of the situation.
On the 6th (local time), director Demirel asked for help from fans around the world through a live broadcast on social network service (SNS). A former goalkeeper who served as the representative of Turkiye, he was so charismatic that he was nicknamed ‘tough guy’ during his active career, but he seemed very frightened by this large-scale earthquake.
More than 7,000 people lost their lives in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on the 6th. Nearly 6,000 buildings collapsed in Turkiye alone, and the loss of life is expected to increase as hundreds of homes are buried under rubble.
More than 1,200 buildings collapsed and more than 500 people were reported to have died, especially in Hatay Province in the southeastern part of Turkiye, which is related to Hatayspor, which is in contact with the Gaziantep region where the quake started.
Demirel shouted, “Please send a lot of things here. A lot of people are dying here.” 온라인카지노
After conveying the situation, he sobbed as if he was overcome with emotion. Coach Demirel repeatedly emphasized, “Please help,” and said, “I was worried about the players after the earthquake, but there is no way to contact them. This place is all devastated, and the situation is very bad.”
Coach Demirel guarded the goal of Fenerbahce, a prestigious Turkish club, for 17 years from 2002, and after retiring in 2019, he served as a coach until 2020. He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Turkish football and played 63 of his A matches.
After the derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray in 2021, he praised Kim Min-jae, drawing attention from fans. At the time, coach Demirel praised, “If today’s game was a ‘squid game’, the main character would be Kim Min-jae.”