A football strip worn by Italian team Inter Milan is at the centre of a legal row after a lawyer claimed it offended "Muslim sensibilities".
Players wore the new strip – a white shirt with large red cross on it – in a Champions League match last month against Turkish team Fenerbahçe to celebrate the club’s centenary.
But a Turkish lawyer, Baris Kaska, took exception to the "Crusader-style" cross which he said symbolised "Western racist superiority over Islam".
He claimed the offending shirt reminded Turks of an emblem of the Christian order of the Knights Templar.
Mr Kaska, who specialises in European law, has lodged a complaint in a local court against the club.
He is seeking damages, and is appealing to Uefa to annul the match, which Inter Milan won 3-0.
Mr Kaska told the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: "That cross only brings one thing to mind - the symbol of the Templar Knights.
Lawyer/Attorney at Law-Founder of Kaska International Law Fırm at KASKA INTERNATIONAL LAW FİRM
Izmir, TurkeyLaw Practice
KASKA INTERNATIONAL LAW FİRM
Izmir University of Economics, Turkoglu Law Firm,Izmir
Graduated from Ataturk High School in Izmir. Attended Summer Programme of Texas Law School-Comperative Trial Systems-Direct&Cross Examinations. Graduated from Marmara University, Law Faculty. Law of European Union Master Programme Lessons from Dokuz Eylul Law Faculty.Admitted to Izmir Bar Association as Lawyer. Lecturer in Izmir University of Economics on Internatıonal Trade Law, Business Law. Registered representative of Turkish Patent Institute as Patent and Trademark Attorney. Lecturer in İzmir Bar Associaiton on Cross Examination for lawyers. Had International trade Law and European Law Lessons from Justig Liepig University, Giessen, Germany. Completed Health Law Certificate Programme given by Gediz Law Faculty, Izmir.
Field of Activity: International Trade Law- Property Law - Work Permit & Residence Permits-Business Law, Debt Collection-Criminal Law -Cross&Direct Examination- Patent and Trade Mark Attorney-Health Law-Tort Law