Turkish midfielder, Ozan Turfan, has become enemy number one in the country after his missed tackle against Croatia which allowed Luka Modric to score a worldie in their Euro 2016 opener on Sunday afternoon.
With the game tied 0-0 the Croats were peppering shots at the Turkish goal relentlessly to try the deadlock and they had no luck until Luka Modric hit the jackpot when a poor clearance fell into his path where he had time to whack it.
Turkey thought their defence had done everything to fend off the Croats until it emerged after the game that the midfielder Ozan Turfan decided to play with his hair rather than block the shot.
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFootball) June 12, 2016
Safe to say the Turkish fans did not take it well but he did have a section of social media who defended him.
Ozan Tufan facing a lot of stick but he did make the most interceptions and win the most duals + he's just 21. #TUR
— Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) June 12, 2016
Absolutely ridiculous and blind to blame Ozan Tufan for Croatia goal.
— Jukkis Savolainen (@juginho1) June 12, 2016
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran