Crime: entering a church and killing a priest
So, what is our job now?
Well, first of all, waving flags while O.A. is being brought to and from the court, and yelling "Turkey is proud of you." Oh yes, let's shout out for our little terrorist. As it is, he'll no doubt get out of prison and announce that he is actually Mehmet Ali Agca's helper.
So, that's how it goes. We are a society who thinks that all matches, including football matches, are won with brute force, vulgarity, rudeness. But actually, don't you normally just have to shoot a goal into the net?
But we beat out guest football players up, make them wait for two hours at the airport for visas, pound the sides of their buses with our fists, throw things from the stadium seating, even kill a man as he celebrates in Taksim......
And in the end, just as FIFA puts a ban on Turkish football fans, now, following the murder of the priest-whether or not you are aware of it-the West is putting a huge ban on us as a society. From tourism all the way to the EU.....Yes, from travel visas all the way to student visas.
And our role in this all? Just to open the flags and to yell, "Turkey is proud of you."