Basaksehir Storm off field and Halt PSG Champions League Clash after Alleged Racial abuse by Official

Basaksehir Storm off field and Basaksehir’s players indeed refused to continue playing, and after a short spell inactive on the pitch decided to retreat to the dressing rooms in protest.

PSG’s stars followed suit in solidarity with their rivals, leaving the Champions League clash in limbo.

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Basaksehir Storm off field and Halt PSG Champions League Clash after Alleged Racial abuse by Official

The visitors claimed that one of the referees used racist language towards assistant coach Pierre Webo while expelling him from the bench

Tuesday’s Champions League meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was plunged into chaos when the Turkish side stormed off the field just over 20 minutes into the first half, alleging that the club’s assistant coach had been racially abused by the fourth official.

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The Istanbul club went into the match knowing that their chances of advancing to either the Champions League or Europa League knockout stages were extinguished, having gone down 4-3 to RB Leipzig the previous week.

Basaksehir Storm off field and Halt PSG Champions League Clash after Alleged Racial abuse by Official

PSG, meanwhile, needed at least a point to progress in second place of Group H, depending on the result of Manchester United’s clash against RB Leipzig.

Twenty-four minutes into the game at Parc des Princes, though, the game was thrown into turmoil after a pitchside altercation.

Basaksehir Storm off field and Halt PSG Champions League Clash after Alleged Racial abuse by Official

Pierre Webo, an ex-Cameroon international striker who played for the likes of Uruguay’s Nacional, Osasuna, Fenerbahce and Mallorca before joining Okan Buruk’s Basaksehir backroom staff in 2019, was filmed by television cameras in a furious exchange with one of referee Ovidiu Hategan’s assistants.

The coach was sent off for his part in the argument, but he and his club accused the official of racial abuse.

“Our assistant coach Pierre Webo was the victim of racism, but Webo was expelled from the game,” the Turkish side explained on its official Twitter account.

“The game has been stopped for a while.”

Veteran forward Demba Ba, who started on the bench for the visitors on Tuesday, was also seen remonstrating with the official over his use of language, telling him: “You never say, ‘This white guy, that white guy.’

“But when it’s a black guy, you have to say, ‘This black guy’.”

Basaksehir’s players indeed refused to continue playing, and after a short spell inactive on the pitch decided to retreat to the dressing rooms in protest.

PSG’s stars followed suit in solidarity with their rivals, leaving the Champions League clash in limbo.

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PSG’s stars followed suit in solidarity with their rivals, leaving the Champions League clash in limbo.

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