Paris (AP) – In the continuation of the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir Istanbul, which was canceled the day before, Istanbul assistant coach Pierre-Achille Webo, punished with a red card, may take place on the couch.
As the French champions PSG announced on their homepage, the European Football Association has suspended the red card. “The assistant coach can sit on the bench for the game, which will be repeated in the evening,” said the Parisians.
Former Cameroonian international Webo saw the red card in the first half. It is said to be a racist insult by the fourth official. Sebastian Colţescu was accused of using a racist formulation for black people, now referred to as “N-word” in German. Both teams had left the field in protest. The match was canceled.
Before the kick-off, banners with messages against racism were hung in the Prinzenpark stadium, according to photos on the Twitter account of the television channel “beIN Sports”. It said, among other things: “Support for M. Webo … Proud of the players … against racism” and “Paris united against racism”. In addition, a banner with the logos of both clubs and the slogan “No to Racism” was displayed in the stands.