UEFA Champions League match between PSG and Basaksehir was interrupted after Turkish coach Buruk accused the fourth refree of racism. The Parisian match was suspended at the 13th minute of the first half, without resuming, after Basaksehir players have left the stadium.
Late in the evening the official statement from Uefa arrived: "After tonight's incident in the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, after a discussion with the two clubs, Uefa has exceptionally decided to play remaining minutes of the match tomorrow with a new referee staff, with kick-off at 18.55.
A thorough investigation into the accident was immediately opened." Dutchman Danny Makkelie will direct the second half of PSG-Istanbul Basaksehir. The referee on the sidelines, the Romanian Sebastian Coltescu, is accused, who allegedly gave the term negru, black in English, to the technical assistant Achille Webo, to indicate it to the central referee who wanted to expel him for protests.
PSG-Basaksehir suspended for racist insults
Faced with the outburst of the former Cameroonian player, Neymar and Mbappé also intervened to ask for clarity from the referee Ovidiu Hategan, who on 24 'accompanied players and staff off the field.
The Basaksehir striker Demba Ba, who was on the bench, was also furious and sent off. Ba confronted Coltescu face to face, with these words in English: "Why do you refer to black people as this black guy, while for whites you don't say this white guy'but only this guy'?" Coltescu had reported Webo's behavior to the referee, saying in Romanian that black guy over there, it's not possible to behave like this.
Then, through social media, many tweets and posts from clubs, players and former players against racism arrived: Kylian Mbappe, Roger Milla and many others expressed themselves, in a particular year, which also had strong protests as a background in the USA for Black Lives Matter, after the assassinations of George Floyd and other African Americans that shook the whole world.
In the same group of PSG, RB Leipzig beat Manchesters United 3-2, qualifying for the last 16 of the top European club competition, right together with PSG, which, at the interruption of the match, was on the score of 0-0.
Now, with the second half in Paris, it will be decided who will be the winner of the group and therefore will be seeded in the draw for best 16.