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FIFPro is calling for a full investigation after 22-year-old player Mertcan Cam was allegedly attacked by the president of the club he was on loan to.

Cam was beaten up at the offices of Sanliurfaspor after he made an official complaint that the club had not complied with a tribunal’s ruling to pay him salary he is owed since last season, according to a statement he gave to the Turkish player union.

Cam said he was punched and kicked repeatedly by the president Emin Yetim, his driver and another club official, according to the statement. Yetim has denied wrongdoing. A fourth man, also a club official, did not nothing to stop the attack, the statement said.

“This attack is a stain on Turkish football,” Mehmet Gokturk Aslan, head legal counsel at the Turkish player union, said.

Update: The disciplinary committee of the Turkish football association has handed down a lifetime ban for Yetim, and fined him the equivalent of about 40,000 euros. Board member Mehmet Giray Kucuk received a one-year ban and fine of about 13,500 euros. Club manager Mustafa Mursi was banned for 30 days.mertcan cam attack 250

Cam had been playing on loan from first-division Trabzonspor at the third-division Sanliurfaspor when the attack happened earlier this week.

One-third of footballers in Turkey have been bullied or harassed by fans, club staff or other players, making it one of the world's most inhospitable countries for players, according to FIFPro research last year.

The 2016 FIFPro Global Employment Report also found that 77 percent of players receive pay late.

"The finances of Turkish clubs are chaotic," according the report. "Club presidents sign star players on time but don't pay the rest of the squad. One trick clubs use is to fine players who they owe salary payments just before their contract expires."

Only a small group of elite Turkish teams are becoming better-managed because of the risk of breaking UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, which could see them barred them from continental competitions, the report added.

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