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Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir Match Suspended After Referee Accused of Racist Comment

© REUTERS / Francois MoriPSG's Kylian Mbappe,left,t,controls the ball next to Basaksehir's Mehmet Topal, during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020.
PSG's Kylian Mbappe,left,t,controls the ball next to Basaksehir's Mehmet Topal, during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. - Sputnik International
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According to media reports, one of the officials allegedly made an offensive remark when referring to Pierre Webo, an assistant manager of the Turkish club, which grew into an altercation on the pitch.

The players of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off the pitch during the first half of a Champions League Group H game on Monday, following an alleged racist comment by one of the officials.

According to the Independent newspaper, Basaksehir's substitute forward Demba Ba was heard saying to the referee, Basaksehir’s substitute forward Demba Ba, "You never this say 'this white guy', you say 'this guy', so why when you mention… listen to me… so why when you mention a black guy [do] you have to say 'this black guy'?"

Prior to that, assistant coach Webo, who was reportedly involved in the altercation, was shown a straight red card. The Basaksehir players were first to leave the pitch, followed by the PSG team.

Following the suspension of the match, the Basaksehir team also tweeted a picture saying "No To Racism", confirming that some sort of incident occurred during the Tuesday match.

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