Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Was Ataturk a Besiktas fan?

Yesterday I took a taxi from Levent 1. to Maçka. Suddenly we passed one of the many statues of Ataturk in Etiler. With the words I really could not translate. But several times the word Besiktas popped up. "Was Ataturk a Besiktas fan?", I asked the taxi driver, who gave me a big smile only and mumbled something like 'Fenerbahce'...
Most of the taxi drivers in Istanbul are Fenerbahce fans, some support Besiktas, and almost no Galatasaray fans. But this week I met a fanatic Trabzonspor fan!
As some of you know, I am a fan of Besiktas. Galatasaray is for the wannabees, Fenerbahce for the people who made a lot of noise but without really thinking what they are doing (look how they are play..!!) but the Eagles are for the real men like me...))
I think Ataturk would agree on this one with me..))

4 comments:

yasemin said...

I dont't know about Ataturk, but I don't agree with you dear Hans. You don't find taxi drivers who are Galatasaray supporters because GS is for the elite. Do I need to say which club I support? :-P

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

You mean: the wannabee elite..))
I have a nice story about Galatasaray in my next post..!!
Wannabees: the bourgouisie...yuk :p

Cem said...

Good post Hans, I am a Besiktas fan too...
Good how you describe F and G....hahaha

mirdifderya said...

Of course Ataturk was fan Besiktas, because I am!:)))