Followers row as stars WALK OFF in Champions League after furiously accusing official of racism (VIDEO) — RT Sport Information
Istanbul Basaksehir stars and staff members furiously argued with Champions League officials before stepping off the pitch against Paris St. Germain and posting an anti-racism tweet after a coach was allegedly approached by his skin color.
Visitors stunned the crowd as they walked away in Paris after an allegation of racism against one of the officials in the first half, when former Chelsea striker Demba Ba showed and discussed with one of the referee teams while a crowd including Brazilian striker Neymar This tried to discover what had happened.
There were unconfirmed reports of racism after assistant coach Pierre Webo was dismissed and both teams headed back into the tunnel after apparently deciding they were unhappy with the officers’ behavior.
Fabrizio Romano, a reporter with over 2.2 million followers, wrote when online footage was viewed by over a million people on Twitter in minutes, “What a shame in Paris.
“The fourth official said ‘the black man’ when he indicated to the referee who should be booked on Istanbul’s bank.
“Istanbul Basaksehir leaves the square because of racism. [They were saying] “Why do you call him black, man? Istanbul players are literally angry. “
The official team account then tweeted the UEFA anti-racism logo, which had the word “respect” in capital letters and repeated the words “no to racism” in its own post.
What a shame in Paris. The 4th referee said “the black one” when he indicated to the referee who should be booked on Istanbul’s bank. Istanbul Basaksehir leaves the pitch for racism. “Why do you call him a black man ?!”, Istanbul players are literally angry. 🔴 # UCL # PSGIBFK
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 8, 2020
It’s not racist, it’s descriptive. Not unlike the bald man, the black-haired, the bearded, the small, the large, etc., etc., etc.
– Mark Johnson 5⃣1⃣0⃣ (@ team_94) December 8, 2020
I’m not racist at all, but I feel like this is not something to go to …
– NgoloFC (@NgoloFC) December 8, 2020
Fans were split in the confusion, some calling the scenes “disgusting if true” and others asking if Basaksehir should have left.
“Demba Ba is the damned man,” said one report, accompanying his contribution with footage of veteran Ba pointing a finger.
As news of the scandal spread around the world, Paris appeared ready to return to the field for the final group stage match of their Champions League season.
Basaksehir appeared to be on the cautious side, and there was no sign of their players emerging from their locker room more than half an hour after the initial interruption.
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