Samuel Eto'o has been dropped from the Antalyaspor squad after writing: "Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black" on his Instagram account.
Eto'o, a former Cameroon captain, did not specify to whom his comment was addressed, but it was posted alongside a CV detailing his glittering football career.
The 35-year-old striker denied it had been aimed at chairman Ali Safak Ozturk, who had criticised his performances earlier in the season.
Adoring Besiktas fans now call him "Kiralik Katil" (The Hired Assassin.) Talisca's performance at Estadio da Luz last Tuesday, in the "Derby of Eagles" against Benfica in the Champions League, will not be forgotten by either side. The 22-year-old Brazilian is now a hero in the black-and-white part of Istanbul, and apparently cannot put a foot wrong.
On his debut, he provided a headed assist for Omer Sismanoglu in a 3-1 triumph over Karabukspor and last Sunday, just eight minutes into a tricky away...
Galatasaray have claimed that the club cooled their interest in a summer move for Lassana Diarra due to the Marseille midfielder's extravagant wage demands.
Diarra, 31, was one of OM's stand-out performers last season, recapturing the form that had convinced clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid to sign him in the past. That form earned him a recall to the France squad for Euro 2016, although he eventually missed the tournament through injury.
His displays prompted interest from a number...