Sitting beside a boy, the youthful-looking fan dragged on a cigarette as he watched Bursaspor’s 2-1 win over Fenerbahce at the Timsah Arena in Bursa. People watching the broadcast seized upon it as a moral calamity when he appeared, relaxing on his chair as he puffed away. But they mistook him for a schoolboy and it turned out he was in fact a man. Not only that, but the child with him was not one of his school peers, but his son.
After footage of a youthful Turkish football fan smoking a cigarette went viral, local media have since revealed he is a 36-year-old man.
The spectator dragged on a cigarette as he watched Bursaspor’s 2-1 win over Fenerbahce at the Timsah Arena in Bursa on Sunday.
People watching the broadcast seized upon it as a moral calamity as he was was shown relaxing on his char while puffing away next to a child.
But it has since turned out he is well into his 30s and the youngster beside him was actually his son, rather than a school peer.
Although the footage turned out to be more innocuous than first feared, the man was in breach of Turkish smoking regulations which stipulate £13 fines for smoking in public places.
Despite the media attention, the smoker and his son were able to enjoy a victory during the exhibition match staged during the international break.
Proceeds from the game were donated to charities for sick children, including those with leukaemia, Down’s syndrome and autism.
Source: Daily Mail.