Turkey accuses Iceland of disrespecting national football team at airport

  • Players say they were searched and held for over three hours
  • Turkey captain has dishwashing brush thrust towards him

Turkey has accused Icelandic officials of showing disrespect to its national team after players said they were kept waiting at passport control for three hours and had their bags searched a day before their Euro 2020 qualifier.

The Turkey captain, Emre Belozoglu, also had a dishwashing brush thrust towards his face as he spoke outside Keflavik airport about his team’s treatment. “We were searched more than once which was unnecessary, and we were told to wait until now,” he said.

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