Ali Adnan revealed a shirt with the words “Irak’tan soma’ya kadar aci var” after his club’s third goal in their 3-1 victory over Elazığspor which guaranteed Rizespor’s Turkish Süper Lig status next season. The message ‘Iraq to Soma, suffering with you’ were in solidarity with the 301 miners killed in the western Turkish town of Soma.
The player told Iraqfpg
“I feel sad every day because of what I hear on the news of our people in Iraq and the deaths of many innocent people who do not have any guilt only that they were Iraqis, repeated the scene here in Turkey with the explosion of a mine, which killed 300 martyers, so I don’t have anything but sympathy with the Turkish people and the fans Rizespor but only these words, which were collected between melancholy and sadness from Iraq to Turkey in the explosion in Soma.”
The player was booked by the referee Hakan Ceylan after removing his shirt to reveal the message.