File this one under ‘you couldn’t make this up’ (or could you?). One thing that is always predictable about high-profile draws for the latter stages of cup competitions is that someone, somewhere will claim that the draw was rigged to favour certain teams.
This morning, according to reports in the Spanish and Turkish press, Turkish former referee and current sports broadcaster Ahmet Çakar has claimed that UEFA manipulated the recent draws for the Champions League and Europa League, in order to guarantee that big clubs and clubs from the same country would not meet until the semi final stage.
In a broadcast on Turkish television, the ex-referee demonstrated the system that he believes was used to manipulate the draws. He claims...
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