‘Youngster’ spotted on live TV smoking during football match [Photos]

By Mirror: Tuesday, September 10th 2019 at 15:33 GMT +3 | Sports
A fan was spotted smoking during a game in Turkey [Courtesy]

Twitter almost went into meltdown after it appeared that a young boy had been spotted smoking at a football match on live TV.

The clash between Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Bursaspor was screened live on Bein Sports on Sunday.

And as the camera panned round the Timsah Arena in Bursa to members of the crowd, the 'boy' could be seen puffing on a cigarette from the comfort of his seat.

Sporting the green colours of Bursaspor, the protagonist was sat next to what looked like a young friend as he took a big draw from his fag and looked into the distance, letting out a small puff of smoke in the process.

The scene caused uproar on social media as the video went viral across the internet.

However, all is not quite as it seems... as after the culprit was tracked down, it turns out he was actually 36 years old!

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The fan had attended the match with his young son who was sat next to him in the stands and was oblivious to his old man puffing away.

Problem solved - or perhaps not.

Turns out the 'young man' was an adult after all [Courtesy]

Despite the fan being well over the legal age to smoke, he could yet be hit with a fine for his troubles.

Smoking in public places is banned in Turkey, and punishable by a fine of 69 Turkish lira (£13).

Whether the police have chosen to follow the matter up or not is as yet unconfirmed.

The friendly match had been organised to raise money for several charities.

All proceeds from the fixture are being donated to organisations who fight diseases such as leukemia and cancer, as well as foundations that support children with autism and downs syndrome.

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