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Eric Bailly caught in heated clash with his Besiktas TEAM-MATE

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Former Man United star Eric Bailly caught in heated clash with his own TEAM-MATE during Besiktas defeat, before defender apologises and claims ‘competitive tension’ caused on-pitch bust-upEric Bailly was substituted after getting into a bust-up with Besiktas team-mate The former Man United player later apologised to fans in a post on social media Chris Sutton: ‘How my son nearly died’ – Listen to It’s All Kicking Off podcastBy James Cohen For Mailonline Published: 13:33 GMT, 6 November 2023 | Updated: 00:25 GMT, 7 November 2023 Ex-Man United defender Eric Bailly was caught in a heated bust-up with his Besiktas team-mate before getting substituted at half-time by their manager.The incident occurred midway through Besiktas’ league clash at Antalyaspor, where the visitors suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat. Bailly was unable to prevent his side from the defeat after being hooked at the break following the unsavoury scenes on the pitch. Bailly was seen marching towards team-mate Tayfur Bingöl before reaching out and pulling the midfielder by his shoulder. Bingöl was swung around and met by the Ivory Coast international, who was clearly fuming at an incident earlier in the match. Bailly – Tayfur Bingöl olayında Antalya’lı oyuncunun Gedson Fernandes’i uyarması ve Gedson’un olaya hemen müdahale etmesi. Maalesef Burak Yılmaz bu olayda Gedson kadar başarılı olamamıştır. Gedson olayı kapatmış Burak Yılmaz devam ettirmiş… pic.twitter.com/EIQMtSDG8o— Volkan JK 🇹🇷 (@atavratsergenn) November 5, 2023 Former Man United defender Eric Bailly confronted Besiktas team-mate Tayfur Bingöl just moments before half-time of their clash against Antalyaspor Bailly later took to Instagram to apologise to his manager, team-mates and the Besiktas fans Gedson Fernandes, who spent a season on loan at Tottenham, stepped in to intervene and defuse the situation, however it clearly boiled over into half-time. During the break, Bailly was replaced by full-back Valentin Rosier and, in the 12 minutes that followed, Besiktas leaked three goals.The central defender later took to his Instagram story to explain his actions to fans and claimed that ‘competitive tension’ caused the on-pitch bust-up.  ‘Competitive tension pushes us to greater success, and that is all we want,’ Bailly wrote.’We all want to win and want the best. I apologise to the manager, my team-mates and Besiktas family for my mistake. Heads up and focus on the next one.’Interim manager Burak Yilmaz later confirmed that Bailly’s substitution was due to his ‘inappropriate’ actions.Yilmaz said: ‘There was a problem with Eric Bailly during the half-time. That’s why I took him off. ‘There is no injury situation. I took him out of the game due to an inappropriate move.’ Besiktas lost the match after Antalyaspor scored three goals in 12 minutes after half-time Bailly signed a one-year deal with the Turkish giants after leaving Man United in the summerBailly left Old Trafford after seven years in the summer, having originally joined the club for £30m from LaLiga side Villarreal in 2016.Bailly made 113 appearances for United in all competitions, scoring his one and only goal in a match with Swansea back in 2017. In a message on social media, Bailly wrote: ‘As I leave this club after many years of incredible memories, outstanding teammates, and trophies, I want to express my profound gratitude. ‘This chapter may be closing, but the friendships and memories will forever remain in my heart. The fans here are the real champions. Thank you for everything, forever United.’IT’S ALL KICKING OFF!  It’s All Kicking Off is an exciting new podcast from Mail Sport that promises a different take on Premier League football.It is available on MailOnline, Mail+, YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify.

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