ANKARA

Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match between France’s Paris Saint-Germain and Turkey’s Medipol Basaksehir was paused after an alleged racist remark targeting the Turkish club’s technical staff. 

In the 17th minute of the match at Parc des Princes, Basaksehir assistant manager Pierre Webo from Cameroon argued with the referee of the match about a position.

But the fourth official warned the referee to sent him off.

Webo claimed that he faced a racist remark from the 4th official.

The Turkish team went to the dressing room to protest the official.

Following the incident, Basaksehir’s chairman Goksel Gumusdag said that the Turkish team will not return from dressing room if 4th official stays on the pitch amid alleged racist remarks against Webo.

PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 8: Head coach of Medipol Basaksehir Okan Buruk (2nd L) and players are seen as Paris Saint Germain and Medipol Basaksehir UEFA Champions League match paused after Basaksehir head to locker room for alleged racist remarks by 4th official to assistant manager Webo at the Princes Park, in Paris, France on December 8, 2020. ( Julien Mattia – Anadolu Agency )

Gumusdag added that the fourth official was discharged from his duty for Wednesday’s game. 

Many Turkish clubs, Turkey’s Football Federation, also Paris Saint Germain retweeted and showed support for Basaksehir’s “No To Racism” tweet, protesting the incident.

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