Paris Saint-Germain’s final UEFA Champions League group stage fixture of the season was dealt with controversy over the opening first half. The game was put on pause after the fourth official in the contest allegedly used racist language towards an Istanbul Basaksehir coach.
Players on both teams subsequently decided to walk off the pitch and the game ended up being suspended for the day as a result.
PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir walk off the pitch after an alleged use of a racial slur by the fourth official. The match has been suspended #UCL
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) December 8, 2020
As PSG later announced, the game has been officially rescheduled for December 9th at 6:55 p.m. Players on both teams will resume the remaining time from the contest and proceed to a finish.
PSG also released a statement condemning the alleged racial incident by stating: “For more than 15 years, Paris Saint-Germain has made the fight against all forms of discrimination a permanent fight. The club of the capital is today one of the sports clubs most committed in the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination.”
PSG will be aiming to come away with a win in the fixture as it will clinch the side Champions League Group H. Overall, it remains to be seen how UEFA will respond to the incident from Tuesday.
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