PSG vs Basaksehir match delayed; visitors tweet: ‘No to racism’


uesday night’s Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir match was delayed after the two teams walked off in Paris after alleging a fourth official used a racial slur against an assistant coach.

Players from the Turkish team were furious after assistant coach Pierre Webo was shown a red card by the match referee Ovidiu Hategan of Romania at Parc des Princes, saying that the fourth official had used a racial term against Webo, who is from Cameroon, before he was sent off.

Basaksehir substitute Demba Ba demanded that the fourth official – Sebastian Coltescu of Romania – explain himself, while PSG players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also demanded an explanation.

The scored was 0-0 when the incident took place about 15 minutes into the match.

Following the walk-off, a tweet from Basaksehir’s official Twitter account soon posted with a Uefa banner which read: “No to racism #respect”.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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