PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players go out of the game in the first half of the Champions League clash on charges of racism against the deputy coach of the Turkish team by the fourth Romanian official
- PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players left the field in the first half of their game
- The players accused the fourth official of racially abusing Basaksehir's assistant coach
- Pierre Webo was sent off before the official allegedly called him "n ****"
- The fourth official Sebastian Coltescu was removed when the game restarted
- Demba Ba was furious while Neymar and Kylian Mbappe demanded an explanation
The Champions League duel between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir fell into chaos on Tuesday evening after both players left the field on charges of racism by fourth official Sebastian Coltescu.
The Group H encounter was cut midway through the first half after an incident on the line of contact involving Pierre Webo, Basaksehir's assistant manager.
Webo was sent off, accusing Coltescu of racism with footage from the incident that appears to show someone being & # 39; n **** & # 39; says as he tries to identify the Cameroonian coach to the referee.
PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players left when their game was suspended on Tuesday
Pierre Webo (R), Basaksehir's deputy general manager, was allegedly a victim of racial abuse
The footage of the incident appears to show that someone & # 39; n **** & # 39; says when trying to identify Webo
The fourth officer, Sebastian Coltescu, was charged with making the racist remark on the contact line
Webo was apoplectic on the line of contact and had to be held back by other coaches.
The game was reportedly due to restart at 10pm local time, but the PSG players had to wait in the tunnel for the Turkish side.
It is alleged that the Basaksehir players will refuse to restart if Coltescu continues to participate in the game as a VAR official.
Webo was shown a red card in the 16th minute and the Turkish team's players and staff left the pitch after talking to referee Ovidiu Hategan for around 10 minutes.
Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba was at the forefront of the Turkish side's protests before they left the pitch and asked Coltescu to explain his language.
Ba stormed towards Coltescu to ask why he had used the term to identify Webo.
He said, "You never say" that white guy ", you say" that guy "so why, when you mention him … listen to me … why, when you mention a black guy, why do you say" that black guy " . & # 39;
PSG players followed them through the tunnel as the game at Parc des Princes was interrupted 0-0.
Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba was furious and confronted the officials
Both groups of players left the field and returned to the dressing room to protest together
Within minutes of the incident, Basaksehir posted an image from UEFA's No To Racism campaign
The Parc des Princes is empty and both players return to the locker room
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marquinhos were seen talking to Coltescu on the contact line.
Basaksehir's coach Okan Buruk said to Coltescu: "You are racist."
Within minutes of the incident, Basaksehir's Twitter feed posted an image of UEFA's No To Racism campaign.
While reporting on the BT Sport Champions League, Rio Ferdinand said, “We are at a troubling turning point.
& # 39; Millwall, now, that same week, not a week goes by without a race incident, something must be done, the forces necessary to take a stand.
"Showing unity (through the players) is a start, but it cannot be left to the players."
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha told French broadcaster RMC: “What excites me is that the players are the (only) ones taking a stand.
"Uefa didn't … Now Uefa are issuing ultimatums about restarting the game … it's like they refuse … there is no sign that they will ever take this issue seriously."
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