Besiktas take to the water to celebrate Superlig title on the Istanbul strait… before finishing off their season against Osmanlispor
- Besiktas have celebrated their Turkish Superlig title win in extravagant style
- The whole team took to the bosphorus on a fleet of boats alongside supporters
- A coach procession then concluded the party as the team headed to the ground
- Besiktas finished off their season with a final clash against Osmanlispor
After being crowned Turkish champions following an incredible 2016/17 season, Besiktas have decided to push the boat out with their celebrations… quite literally.
The Superlig winners decided to take to the waters and hit the Istanbul strait in a huge fleet of boats, sailing down the bosphorus prior to their season finale against Osmanlispor.
The clear blue waterway played host to Demba Ba and co as they celebrated their 15th Turkish title.
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Besiktas celebrated their Superlig title in style by taking to the clear blue Istanbul strait
A fleet of boats assembled and sailed down river as Besiktas celebrated their 15th title victory
Demba Ba takes a snap of the scenes as Atiba Hutchinson and Fabricio Agosto Ramírez pose
The Black Eagles increased their points total to 74 with the recent win over Gaziantepspor in Week 33, cementing themselves as champions with one match left to spare.
Jubilant title celebrations began with the boat procession, with some supporters flocking to the banks of the river while others taking to the water in vessels of their own.
Incredible footage shared on social media by former Chelsea striker Ba showed an aerial view of the boats heading up river on mass, sailing in tight formation with the fresh white swash of the waves break trailing behind them.
As the party unfolded, Besiktas made their way from the boats onto their next mode of celebratory transport, the team coach headed for the Vodaphone Arena.
Supporters also took to the waterway, adorning their boats with Besiktas banners and flags
The bosphorus soon became a crowded mass as the boats made their way upstream
Ricardo Quaresma leads the celebrations by perching on the front of the team coach
The procession then moved from the water to the streets as fans gathered to see the coach
Flares were set off in the crowd as fans got into the party spirit ahead of Besiktas’s final game
A mass of shirts, scarves and club colours adorned the streets, while some members of the Besiktas squad got well into the spirit by lighting flares atop the processional coach.
Returning to the pitch, Besiktas wasted no time at all in getting back to dominant ways, keen to end the victorious season on a high.
Cenk Tosun opened the scoring for the champions against Osmanlispor, before Dusko Tosic soon made it two.
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