Premier League Official in PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir race row has...

Official in PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir race row has Instagram ‘hacked’ and pic changed to coach he called ‘black one’ – Bukipress


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THE Instagram account of the fourth official embroiled in a racism storm has been allegedly hacked.

Romanian Sebastian Coltescu sparked a race row after apparently calling Istanbul Basaksehir’s assistant manager Pierre Webo ‘the black one’ during their Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain.

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Sebastian Coltescu was adjudged to have made a racist comment to Pierre Webo[/caption]

The Instagram picture was changed to that of Pierre Webo

Both sets of players walked off the field in solidarity with the match set to resume today at 5.55pm from the 14th minute.

Coltescu’s Instagram profile image was changed to that of Webo with the words ‘#notoracism’ in the BIO.

There was also the comment: “HACKED BY @vipegord & @ahmet.bzgln.”

Cameroonian Webo was initially shown a red card by referee Ovidiu Hategan after he was singled out by Coltescu for saying something out of turn from the bench.

As the referee walked over to Coltescu, footage appeared to show the fourth official saying: “The black one over there. Go and check who he is. The black one over there, it’s not possible to act like that.”

It was then that an incensed Demba Ba, a substitute on the night, confronted the official, with Istanbul later alleging in a tweet that a ‘racist word’ was said to Webo.

The former Chelsea striker could be heard saying: “You never say ‘this white guy’, you say ‘this guy’, so why when you’re mentioning him… listen to me… why when you mention a black guy, why do you say ‘this black guy’.” 

Istanbul's assistant manager Pierre Webo alleges he was referred to as 'negru', meaning 'black' in Romanian
Webo, right, was the victim of Coltescu’s alleged racial abuse

According to French outlet RMC, Ba and PSG star Marquinhos initially planned for both teams to walk back out onto the pitch ‘holding hands’.

But in the end as the clock ticked past 10pm, Istanbul’s players decided they would not return to the pitch and were seen heading to their team bus.

There will be a new officiating team in charge for the contest when it resumes later this evening.


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