Villa terminate Alpay contract

October 23, 2003
Aston Villa have terminated Alpay Ozalan's contract following the Turkish international's skirmish with England captain David Beckham during the Euro 2004 qualifier in Istanbul earlier this month. Club chairman Doug Ellis announced that the decision was mutual and with immediate effect. 'In light of recent events, it would have been difficult for Alpay to represent Aston Villa again in the future and the player himself was aware that life in England had become increasingly difficult for him and ...

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