Trabzonspor lock referee in after Gaziantepspor draw

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Trabzonspor are ninth in the Turkish top flight

A referee was locked in the Trabzonspor stadium for several hours after making a controversial late penalty decision.

Cagatay Sahan and his assistants were held on the orders of club president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu after failing to award the hosts a late spot-kick in their 2-2 draw with Gaziantepspor.

Haciosmanoglu claims he only allowed the officials to leave after a call from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish Football Federation has launched an investigation.

An angry mob of fans had also gathered at the stadium after Sahan's decision.

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