Why Fener? I asked.
“I was born in Turkey and I’m a huge Fenerbahçe fan.”
Doran was 4 when his family moved to Canada. He lives in Toronto but visits Montreal often (of course, I was thinking, it’s more fun here). He told me all of this while his friends, tough-looking but surely good at heart, were standing around and checking me out. Fenerbahçe might be banned from the Champions League this year due to the match-fixing scandal but the fans don’t bother with such details, and remain loyal.