Istanbul Basaksehir and PSG have walked off the pitch during their Champions League game after accusing the fourth official of racially abusing the assistant manager of the Turkish club.
The match was suspended when tension erupted on the touchline, Istanbul Basaksehir assistant manager Pierre Webo was sent off for dissent.
The problem seemed to be that Sebastian Colţescu, the Romanian fourth official, told the referee Ovidiu Haţegan to send Webo off, saying ‘the black guy,’ speaking in his native language.
Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba was also sent off.
Italy’s Marco Verratti started the game for PSG while Moise Kean was on the bench.
The game was supposed to be resumed at 9pm GMT with the fourth official being replaced by the VAR referee but apparently the game is not going to be resumed at all.
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
On review of the footage, the referee, Ovidiu Haţegan, appears to ask who he should give the red card to from the bench, with 4th official Sebastian Colţescu responding: "ala negru," which in Romanian can translate to "the black [guy]," provoking the incident that followed.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 8, 2020