-- PROVOCATIVE Flag Raised in Switzerland --
In Switzerland, where Young Boys hosted APOEL in the Europa League group stage, the home fans raised the PROVOCATIVE flag of the pseudo-state, Northern Cyprus. The stadium’s security quickly acted and forced the flag to come down.
The fans of Young Boys provoked the country and people of Cyprus and Greece by raising the flag of the pseudo-state of Northern Cyprus. Northern Cyprus is part of the the country, Cyprus, however Turkey is the only nation that recognizes Northern Cyprus as its own state. This sparked a reaction from the APOEL supports as it was an insulting gesture by the home fans. The stadium’s security quickly intervened and forced the fans to bring down the flag. UEFA is very strict about political matters being expressed in football and the governing body of Europe will likely take action against the Swiss club.