It is news that Christian Arts, who played for Chelsea and Newcastle United in the past, has gone missing in the earthquake in Turkiye.
The British Express reported on the 6th (Korean time), “Fears are growing that Artz is trapped under the rubble of a devastating 메이저놀이터earthquake in Turkiye. Search and rescue teams are looking for him.”
An aftershock of magnitude 7.5 struck Turkiye. At least 900 people were killed in an earthquake that struck an area about 33 km from Gaziantep in Turkiye. At least 1,300 people are believed to have died as victims also occurred in Syria, which is adjacent to the quake.
A football team was also damaged by the earthquake. Hataispor, which belongs to the Turkiye Super League, was also damaged, and current Arts and Sports Director Taner Sabut is also believed to have been crushed by the rubble.
Artz is a striker who started his professional career at FC Porto and played for Chelsea and Newcastle. During his time at Chelsea, he was unable to play due to competition for the starting position, but at Newcastle, he played 121 games and scored 8 goals and 10 assists. After that, he moved to Saudi Arabia’s Al Raed and moved to Turkiye’s Hatayspor this season.
Due to the earthquake, all sporting activities in Turkiye are suspended. Turkiye’s Bein Sports said, “The Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkey, Mehmet Muharrem Khasafoolou, has announced that all sporting events in Turkey have been postponed until further notice due to the earthquake.”