PSG vs Istanbul Suspended, after RACIST remark from Referee

Football Express

Champions League fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir suspended just after the 14th minute into the game. The reason is believed to be a Racial comment from the assistant referee towards Istanbul staff.

Istanbul assistant coach Pieree Webo was shown a yellow card by assistant referee Sebastian Coltescu in the 14th minute after the kick-off. Chaotic scenes happened on the touchline, with most of the Istanbul staff and players protesting against officials over Coltescu’s remark.

After few minutes of stoppage time, Istanbul players led by former Chelsea forward Demba Ba walked off the pitch. PSG players also supported opponents’ decision and walked off towards the dressing room.

This is a big blow for one of the most prestigious leagues in European football. NO RACISM slogan is famous for European football teams, proudly shown on big screens during the game, captains of each side also share banner of the same slogan.

In other fixture form this Group H, RB Leipzig were leading against Manchester United by 2-0 at the half time, possible exit for Red Devils from Group stages of Champions League.

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