Arda Turan Jokes That Barcelona Players Are Scared He'll Throw a Shoe at Them

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Arda Turan Jokes That Barcelona Players Are Scared He'll Throw a Shoe at Them
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Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has revealed his new team-mates have avoided pulling any prank initiations because they are afraid he will throw a shoe at them.

Turan joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in July 2015 but had to wait until January 7 to make his debut as a result of the club's two-window ban on registering new players.

It was at Atleti last season that the Turkish midfielder attracted controversy by throwing his boot at a linesman in protest against a decision, an incident his new colleagues clearly haven't forgotten.

"They haven’t done any hazing because they’re scared I’ll throw a shoe at them," he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, to a chorus of laughs.

Frightened team-mates aside, Turan has made a positive start to life in a Barca shirt, providing two assists in his five appearances to date.

[Twitter, h/t Cadena Ser]

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