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Webo’s red card ‘frozen’ as UEFA begins probe into racism claim



The football governing body in Europe, UEFA has started an official investigation into claim of racism during the Paris Saint-Germain vs Istanbul Basaksehir Champions League clash.

The disciplinary investigation follows after a match official was accused of using a racist term against Basaksehir assistant coach, Pierre Webo.

The Turkish club allege Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu made a racist comment towards Webo.

The alleged act resulted to the suspension of the game in the 14th minute as both sets of players walked off in protest.

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The two sides will finish the game on Wednesday with a new officiating team according to UEFA.

Former Cameroon international Webo was shown a red card in an exchange on the touchline but UEFA says the card had been frozen while the investigation continues.

“An ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding the incident and the events that led to the Uefa Champions League group match Paris St-Germain v İstanbul Basaksehir being abandoned,” a Uefa statement read.

Paris Saint-Germain have already qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League, but could seal top place in Group H with a win.

Istanbul Basaksehir already crashed out, even if they win. The game was still goalless when it was suspended.

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