Barcelona of Spain midfielder, Arda Turan has received a suspended jail sentence of nearly three years for firing a gun in a hospital after a fight with a singer.
Turan, who is currently on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir of Turkey got into a brawl with Berkay Sahin last year which ended with a broken nose for the pop star.
The 32-year old footballer then turned up at the hospital where Sahin was receiving treatment and shot at the floor. He was sentenced for firing a gun to cause panic, illegal possession of weapon and intentional injury.
Turan will however not spend time in prison unless he commits another crime in the next five years.
Istanbul Basaksehir has fined the midfielder 2.5 million Turkish lira (about £350,000) over the incident.
Reports say Sahin was with his wife, Ozlem Ada Sahin at an upscale Istanbul nightclub last October when the fight broke out.
Ms. Sahin told Haberturk newspaper at the time that Turan made suggestive remarks to her and then attacked her husband, who is well-known in Turkey. The singer was then taken to hospital for surgery on his broken nose.
Writing on Instagram on Wednesday, Turan apologized to his club and his family for his ‘momentary mistake’, adding that the allegation that he verbally harassed Ms. Sahin was a heavy and ugly slander.
Last year, Turan received a 16-game ban for shoving an assistant referee with both hands. He also received a straight red card and a fine.