Last night, Başakşehir Spor Kulübü was playing a match against one of the best Europeans team Paris Saint Germen.
On this champions league match shocking racist act happened!
4th Referee of the match Sebastian Colţescu, wanted to tell to the referee to give red card to one of the Başakşehir’s assistant coach Pierre Webo. But when he was talking to head referee he said “Take this Negro out” and Pierre Webo didn’t stay silent about this.
Pierre Webo was very loud and clear when he start asking Sebastian Colţescu many times “Why do you say negro?” Webo could be heard saying repeatedly on the television broadcast as well.
PSG v Basaksehir assistant referee allegedly said the “n-word” to a staff of Basaksehir pic.twitter.com/TIDp5vlyk1— noobfcb (@noob_fcb) December 8, 2020
The discussion continued for several minutes and between both teams and officials. After the discussions, Başakşehir decided to leave the pitch and head down the tunnel. PSG showed solidarity with their opponents and agreed to walk off as well.
PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir has been suspended following an alleged racist incident involving the 4th official towards Istanbul’s assistant manager. pic.twitter.com/mLIkZiPK7u— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) December 8, 2020
UEFA decided to remove the fourth referee from the match and the game will continue without the Sebastian Colţescu. “Following an alleged incident involving the fourth official, the match was temporarily suspended. After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different fourth official.” wrote as statement BBC.
“Uefa will thoroughly investigate the matter and further communication will be made in due course.”
Başakşehir’s famous player Demba Ba who’s been a vocal authority in UEFA’s ongoing fight against racism confronted the fourth official before walking off.
“When you’re mentioning the white guy, you never say this white guy. You say this guy,” Ba was captured saying on the broadcast. “So why when you mention a black guy, you have to say this black guy?”
The moment Istanbul Basaksehir’s Demba Ba reports the racist abuse by the fourth official at Paris Saint-Germainpic.twitter.com/RlLAmtQUUF— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 8, 2020
Also PSG’s most expensive player Mbappe also lent his support to Basaksehir, telling match referee Hategan, “We cannot play with this guy.”