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PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Players walk off after alleged racism by match official in Champions League

PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Players walk off after alleged racism by match official in Champions League
The Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu was identifying Basaksehir assistant Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon striker, to the referee when the comment was made

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Players of Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off the pitch during the first half of their Champions League game after a match official allegedly made a racist remark about a member of the Turkish club’s coaching staff.

The Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu was identifying Basaksehir assistant Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon striker, to the referee when the alleged comment was made. Webo reacted angrily, shouting at Coltescu: “Why did you say negro?”

The game stopped as an argument broke out on the touchline at the Parc des Princes. Basaksehir’s substitute forward Demba Ba was heard saying to Coltescu: “You never this say ‘this white guy’, you say ‘this guy’, so why when you mention… listen to me… so why when you mention a black guy [do] you have to say ‘this black guy’?”

The Basaksehir players walked away down the tunnel and their opponents followed. Later, it was reported that Ba and PSG captain Marquinhos agreed that the players would return to the pitch hand in hand, but some on Basaksehir’s side were not happy to play on and the game, which was 0-0, was instead suspended until Wednesday.

Uefa said: “Following an alleged incident involving the 4th official, the match was temporarily suspended. After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different 4th official.

“Uefa will thoroughly investigate the matter and further communication will be made in due course.”

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