Alleged Racist Comment During PSG Vs Istanbul Basaksehir Has Been Translated In New Video
A translation of the alleged racist comment made by an official during Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir has emerged.
The game had to be abandoned due to the incident, which saw Webo sent off, and Romanian journalist Emanuel Rosu looks to have translated what went down.
Along with a clip of the incident, Rosu tweeted: "The diallogue [sic] between the refs in full: 'The black one over there. Go and check who he is. The black one over there, it's not poasible [sic] to act like that.'"
BREAKING: THE diallogue between the refs in full: 'The black one over there. Go and check who he is. The black one over there, it's not poasible to act like that' #PSGBAS pic.twitter.com/5ZUQfcEIkG
- Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) December 8, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Very important. Sources close to the refs tell me it's assistant ref Octavian Sovre you can hear on the recording here and NOT Coltescu. Also, the Romanian refs claim Webo called them 'gypsy' from the second minute, that being the reason for the 'it's not possible" https://t.co/82ZI9vggIi
- Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) December 9, 2020
Players refused to continue the game with the same set of officials and the only other on hand was the VAR.
Basaksehir forward Demba Ba confronted the official and told him: "You never say this white guy, you say this guy.
"So why when you mention [...] listen to me, why when you mention a black guy, you have to say this black guy?"
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Pierre Webo sent off!
Demba Ba: "Listen to me, you never say this white guy, you say this guy, so why when you mention a black guy you say 'this black guy'?"
Match official: "Romanian language translation of NEG**O is the problem."#SayNoToRacism :fist:
- Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) December 8, 2020
Per BBC, PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe could be heard saying: "Is he serious? We are heading in. We're heading in. That's it, we're heading in."
UEFA made a statement following the game which read: "Following an alleged incident involving the 4th official, the match was temporarily suspended.
"After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different 4th official."
The game will be played on Wednesday from the 14th minute and both sets of teams will be the same.
However, a new set of match officials will be used.
PSG are already through to the Champions League last 16 after Manchester United's 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in Group H's other game, while Istanbul will finish bottom.
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