Soccer peacemaker claims chat has ended Champions League racism row – however participant points cryptic reply — RT Sport Information

Ex-Senegal star Ousmane N’Doye is reported to have alleged that an official charged with racism during a Champions League game reconciled with Demba Ba, prompting the mid-row striker to say the report is not “reliable”.

The incident, which halted the game between Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint-Germain for 24 hours, came after both teams spent just 14 minutes on the pitch in the French capital last week.

Fourth official Sebastian Coltescu was accused of referring to Basaksehir’s assistant manager Pierre Webo as “the black” while identifying him so he could be punished for misconduct on the bench, which sparked an uproar among players in protest left the field after they believed the incident was racist.

Ba was at the center of the players’ complaints and protested to the official while saying, “You never say“ that white guy ”you say“ that guy. ”So why when you point to a black guy do you have to say“ that black guy ”? ? ”

BREAKING: Demba Ba called Sebastian Coltescu after the incident in Paris! Former Senegalese midfielder Ousmane N’Doye put them in touch! According to N’Doye, Demba “never said it was racism. He just thought Coltescu shouldn’t use the word” black “in a stadium. Coltescu understood”. pic.twitter.com/HjDpRdL9dN

– Emanuel Rosu (@Emishor) December 14, 2020

Basically what was said in this context was racist. But it wasn’t intended. It is good that you have to talk. It should always end like this. Chance to talk and understand each other completely.

– Alpha (@alphaomard) December 14, 2020

It got racist because of the story behind it. Coltescu was having the wrong reaction right now, but right now he was doing what needed to be done. If you think about it, there are little black guys in Romania. How should he know? Racism in Romania is towards a different group.

– Alpha (@alphaomard) December 15, 2020

Former Senegalese international Ousmane N’Doye, who played in Romania between 2011 and 2018, has reportedly taken on the role of mediator and tried to reconcile the two sides.

N’Doye was quoted as saying that he contacted Coltescu and Demba to record a conversation between them that lasted half an hour and ended positively.

“I found out Coltescu’s number and told him I was with him,” said the ex-midfielder.

“I know he is not racist at all. It was a misunderstanding. I spoke to Demba Ba, he is my very good friend. I supported the national team in his first goal.



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“I explained it to him and he understood it very well. I gave Sebi his number and told him to call him to speak. They talked and got along very well.

“They both called me back and told me that they are very happy. Demba told me that Sebi is a very good man, as is Coltescu of Demba. The two hit it off.

“I’ve never seen racism in Romania. People were shocked to find out what I was saying about Romania. It is my country.

“I explained that to Demba. He said he hadn’t heard anything bad from Coltescu but believed the word “black” shouldn’t be used in the stadium.

I am glad that the problem has apparently been resolved and I hope that this official will no longer be stigmatized as a racist in the future

– Luke Chmiel (@ LukasC_13) December 14, 2020

It’s a little sad that we live in a world today where the word “b” is immediately classified as racist as soon as it is used. Personally, I don’t think this was a racist remark but can understand why it was interpreted as such. I certainly sympathize with the 4th official

– Luke Chmiel (@ LukasC_13) December 14, 2020

Just to show a bit of dialogue and understanding goes a long way. Well done to everyone involved.

– Saim Khan (@ s_k112) December 14, 2020

“He didn’t say it was racism. He said you couldn’t use that word in the stadium and Sebi understood that.”

In response to a report on the quotations that concluded that “all is well what ends well,” Ba seemed to undermine the story by tweeting, “Make sure your sources are reliable before you go.” write.”

Romanian football expert Emanuel Rosu suggested that N’Doye was “a good guy to listen to” if the argument ever took place before trial.

Others sympathized with Coltescu. “It’s a bit sad that we live in a world today where the word ‘b’ is immediately classified as racist as soon as it is used,” said one football fan.



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“Personally, I don’t think it was a racist remark, but I can understand why it was interpreted as such.

“I am glad that the problem has apparently been resolved and I hope that this officer will no longer be stigmatized as a racist in the future.”

Another concluded: “Basically what was said in this context was racist. But it was not intended.

“It’s good that they have to talk. This is how it should always end: a chance to talk and understand each other completely.”



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