Trabzonspor fans mark minute 61

There was a tremendous atmosphere in the Brandwell stadium last night even though the home side crashed out of the Europa league.

Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg, Hxseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey 18/7/2013
Trabzonspor vs Derry City
Derry manger Declan Devine reacts to Trabzonspor taking the lead
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Aykut Akici
Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg, Hxseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey 18/7/2013 Trabzonspor vs Derry City Derry manger Declan Devine reacts to Trabzonspor taking the lead Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Aykut Akici

Trabzonspor won by 3-0, with three well taken goals as the difference in quality proved to omuch for the Candy Stripes to claw back a 4-2 first leg deficit.

The small travelling number of Turkish supporters added their own unique touch to the occasion, which was marked by superb support for the home side throughout the 90 minutes.

The away team’s supporters erupted in celebration in the 61st minute of the match.

Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg, Hxseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey 18/7/2013 Trabzonspor vs Derry City Derry manger Declan Devine reacts to Trabzonspor taking the lead Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Aykut Akici

Trabzonspor are renowned for their 61st minute festivities: their stadium is set alight with fireworks, confetti and a jubilant crowd. This is a Trabzonspor tradition – 61 is their city code and in the 61st minute of every game the supporters go crazy and create a great atmosphere.

The tradition was replicated in a smaller scale in the 61st minute of last night’s match.