Paris Saint-Germain Give Istanbul Basaksehir Assistant Coach Pierre Webo A Shirt Signed By Whole Team
Paris Saint-Germain presented Istanbul Basaksehir assistant manager Pierre Webo with a signed shirt after tonight's Champions League game at the Parc Des Princes.
Last night, the Cameroonian was the subject of an alleged racial comment by the Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu and both sets of players agreed to walk off the pitch in the 14th minute as a result.
He had been sent off in the fixture and it was claimed that Coltescu had identified him using his skin colour when communicating with the referee.
Webo was incensed and former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba was incredibly vocal, telling the official: "You never say, 'This white guy.' Why when you mention a black guy, you have to say, 'this black guy.'"
With Webo's red card and a new set of referees, the suspended fixture continued from the moment it was halted last night and saw both sets of players and the officials take a joint knee in the centre circle a powerful gesture.
Then, after PSG's 5-1 win, the club's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi handed over Webo his own shirt. It featured signatures from the likes of Neymar and Mbappe and had the No.9 on the back.
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UEFA issued the following statement on the matter: "Following an alleged incident involving the fourth official, the match was temporarily suspended. After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different fourth official.
"UEFA will thoroughly investigate the matter and further communication will be made in due course."
Coltescu, meanwhile, has broken his silence on the incident - which could see him hit with a lengthy ban if found guilty.
According to Romanian outlet ProSport per Marca, the 43-year-old has told family: "I just try to be good. I'm not going to read any news sites these next few days.
"Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not racist! At least that's what I hope."
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