Soccer fans mayhem in Turkey (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Turkey's football championship final ended in a mass riot, as hundreds of angry supporters of Istanbul side Fenerbahçe reacted to their team's goal-less draw. The title was given to arch-rivals Galatasaray in the goalless derby.

­The game was tense with one player from each side shown the red card.

After the game, Fenerbahçe fans stormed the pitch as well as throwing flares and plastic chairs.

Police had to protect players with their riot shields as they fled to the locker rooms at Fenerbahçe's Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

The violence continued outside the stadium with Fenerbahçe fans throwing stones at police, turning over trash bins and smashing shop windows. Two police cars were turned over and torched.

The mayhem occurred days after the Turkish Soccer Federation cleared all of the country’s football teams embroiled in a scandal over alleged match-fixing.

Turkey is currently bidding to host two major sporting events: soccer’s 2020 European Championship and the 2020 Olympics in Istanbul. It is highly unlikely the country would be granted both.

Reuters / Umit Bektas
Reuters / Umit Bektas
A Fenerbahce fan, affected by tear gas, is surrounded by riot police as he sits in the field at the end of the team′s Turkish Super League, Super Final soccer match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012 (Reuters / Murad Sezer)
A Fenerbahce fan, affected by tear gas, is surrounded by riot police as he sits in the field at the end of the team's Turkish Super League, Super Final soccer match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012 (Reuters / Murad Sezer)
Riot police stand in the field at the end of the Turkish Super League, Super Final soccer match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012. (Reuters / Murad Sezer)
Riot police stand in the field at the end of the Turkish Super League, Super Final soccer match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012. (Reuters / Murad Sezer)
Supporters of Fenerbahce soccer club run away from tear gas after the team′s Turkish Super League, Super Final match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012. (Reuters / Osman Orsal)
Supporters of Fenerbahce soccer club run away from tear gas after the team's Turkish Super League, Super Final match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012. (Reuters / Osman Orsal)
A Fenerbahce soccer fan gestures as others throw items onto the field after the team′s Turkish Super League, Super Final match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012.  (Reuters / Osman Orsal)
A Fenerbahce soccer fan gestures as others throw items onto the field after the team's Turkish Super League, Super Final match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul May 12, 2012. (Reuters / Osman Orsal)