TV viewers aghast as young football fan seen smoking – then he confirms his age

TV viewers aghast as young football fan seen smoking – then he confirms his age
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 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!  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.  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 leukaemia and cancer, as well as foundations that support children with autism and downs syndrome  And the fan may well consider all the commotion and short-lived fame even more worth it, having watched his team beat Fenerbahce 2-1  And they say smoking stunts your growth.

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