PSG give Basaksehir's Webo jersey to show solidarity
French club’s chairman gives PSG jersey to Pierre Webo, the target of alleged racist abuse
French football powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) showed solidarity with Medipol Basaksehir assistant manager Pierre Webo, giving a PSG jersey to the Cameroonian national as a gift, the Turkish club said late Wednesday.
Basaksehir posted a video on Twitter showing PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi handing Webo an autographed PSG jersey in a show of support after the 38-year-old became the target of an alleged racist remark Tuesday by Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu during a PSG-Basaksehir match in the UEFA Champions League.
Following the incident, Basaksehir players refused to continue playing and headed to the locker room. The match in Paris was paused in the first half.
European football's governing body UEFA postponed the match to Wednesday with a new team of referees.
PSG on Wednesday won the resumed game 5-1 to win Group H.
The French club qualified for the last 16 in the Champions League.
Basaksehir have already been eliminated from the European campaign.
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