Champions League:PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players storm off during first half of clash amid allegations of racism 

  • PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players walked off in the first half of their match
  • The game was later postponed and will now be concluded on Wednesday night 
  • Players accused fourth official of racially abusing Basaksehir’s assistant coach
  • Pierre Webo was sent off before being allegedly called ‘n****’ by the official 

Clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was abandoned on Tuesday night after both sets of players walked off amid allegations of racism

The Group H encounter was suspended midway through the first half after an incident on the touchline involving Pierre Webo, Basaksehir’s assistant manager.

After a lengthy delay at Parc des Princes, the game was eventually called off and the remaining minutes will now be played on Wednesday with a new refereeing team in charge led by Holland’s Danny Makkelie.

A UEFA statement read:

‘Following an incident at tonight’s UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, 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.

Webo accused Coltescu of racism after being sent off, with footage from the incident appearing to show him saying in Romanian: ‘The black one over there. Go and check who he is. The black one over there, it’s not possible to act like that’ after Webo vehemently protested against a refereeing decision.

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