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The purpose of the study which has been developed from the pre-assumption that those who know very well about the football spectators in Turkey are Provincial Directors of Sports, who officially direct sports in Turkey, is to make the football spectators in Turkey recognized in the light of certain views. The questionnaire was developed to reach that goal was applied to 52 (64, 1%) Provincial Directors of Sports who represent the main population. Insufficiency of football spectators' conscience (80.8%), insufficiency of their knowledge regarding the game rules (53.8%) and their exaggerated reactions during the game (80.8%) was emphasized by most of the attendants. While the view that “most of the spectators are fans” is confirmed by 42.3% of the attendants the rate of those who say it is not at fanaticism level are 38.5%. There is also the problem of racism from the audience stated that they were Turkish (32.7%). The opinion that “There is no problem of racism among the Turkish spectators” was answered mostly with “yes” with 63.5% rate. In the study, there is no problem of racism among football spectators however it was emphasized that some political and ethnical problems shall be encountered unless measures are taken.
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Author(s): Mehmet Fatih Karahuumlseyinolu