Felipe Melo now knows just how thin-skinned Galatasaray's higher-ups are after he was suspended for two games for retweeting a tweet that implored the club president to consume his own testicles. The tweet's been deleted, but here's a picture of it:

Here's how Google translated this:

"@ArenAslani: We're with you Galatasaray, Melo!" @_felipemelo_ YOU'RE THE MAN! aziz, eat your... stones

The Aziz in question is Aziz Yıldırım, the club's president. I may be wrong for my leap in logic (and if you have a better translation, leave a comment below), but I'm pretty sure we can substitute stones for balls there.

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Melo has since apologized on Twitter, saying he was only trying to retweet the picture, not the message. If that's true, and there isn't a good reason to doubt his explanation, then the suspension seems pretty harsh. Maybe Yıldırım really should go eat his balls.

Update: Actually, Yıldırım is Fenerbahçe's president. You know, Galatasaray's arch rival. So now it makes more sense that a supporter of Galatasaray would trash the rival's football man, and why Galatasaray would suspend their player for doing so. An overreaction, but it makes sense.

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h/t Tancredi Palmeri