The coach of the Turkish Hatayspor team, Wilkan Demirel, published an impressive video that found a great resonance on social media platforms after the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, on Monday, and resulted in hundreds of deaths and injuries, while large numbers are still under the rubble waiting to be rescued.
Demirel, 41, appeared in the video crying and collapsed during a live broadcast on his official account on “Instagram”, and said: “Please, please, for God’s sake, people are dying here.”
Demirel, the former Fenerbahçe goalkeeper, watches about 1.2 million viewers on his Instagram account, and until his retirement in 2019, he was one of the most prominent stars in the Turkish stadiums and his country’s national team.
Volkan Demirel deprem bölgesine acil yardım istedi. pic.twitter.com/mDkPKDtn9q
– Yağız Sabuncuoğlu (@yagosabuncuoglu) February 6, 2023
The Turkish club Hatayspor was the most affected by the destruction of the sports facilities, because it was in the epicenter of the earthquake, and a number of its players and some of its administrators remained missing under the rubble, including the Ghanaian star Christian Atsu, who Turkish and European media announced that he had been extracted from the rubble injured, while the search continues for the team’s sports director, Tanar Savot. .
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