Clouds. 73.4   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Connect
Top Stories

Champions League football match suspended after alleged 'racist' incident involving match official

December 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended inside the opening 15 minutes following an alleged incident involving one of the match officials, according to European football's governing body UEFA on Tuesday.

(CNN)The Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended inside the opening 15 minutes following an alleged incident involving one of the match officials, according to European football's governing body UEFA on Tuesday.

After being shown a red card by the match referee, Webo could be heard over the broadcast of French channel RMC Sport repeatedly asking: "Why [did] you say negro?" and pointing at the fourth official.

"Following an alleged incident involving the 4th official, the match was temporarily suspended," a UEFA spokesperson told CNN.

However, UEFA later announced that the Champions League Group H match would be concluded on Wednesday and with different officials.

"Following an incident at tonight's UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Istanbul Basaksehir FK, UEFA has -- after discussion with both clubs -- decided on an exceptional basis to have the remaining minutes of the match played tomorrow with a new team of match officials," a spokesperson told CNN.

Shortly after the incident, Basaksehir posted a tweet saying: "Our assistant coach, Pierre Webo has been sent off with a 'racist' word by the 4th official ref.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe tweeted his support for Webo after the match, writing: 'SAY NO TO RACISM.

We're launching our very own token $SMR on Binance Smart Chain.

Summarizer will soon be exclusive to $SMR holders.

by summa-bot

Summarizer is now on Google News and Telegram. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite platform.

Don't like these above? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions