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Erdogan 'strongly' condemns alleged racism in PSG-Basaksehir match, urges UEFA to act

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Head coach Okan Buruk of Medipol Basaksehir is seen as Paris Saint Germain and Medipol Basaksehir UEFA Champions League match paused after Basaksehir head to locker room for alleged racist remarks by 4th official to assistant manager Webo at the Princes Park, in Paris, France on December 8, 2020.
Head coach Okan Buruk of Medipol Basaksehir is seen as Paris Saint Germain and Medipol Basaksehir UEFA Champions League match paused after Basaksehir head to locker room for alleged racist remarks by 4th official to assistant manager Webo at the Princes Park, in Paris, France on December 8, 2020.
Julien Mattia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he "strongly" condemned the alleged racist remarks made by a match official that prompted the suspension of Tuesday's Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir in France.

READ | PSG v Basaksehir Champions League game suspended over alleged racist abuse by official

"I strongly condemn the racists remarks made against Pierre Webo, a member of the Basaksehir coaching staff, and I believe that UEFA will take the necessary measures," Erdogan tweeted.

The match was suspended in the first half as players walked off amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials, in an unprecedented incident in European football's elite club competition.

The row erupted after Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon international, was shown a red card during a fierce row on the touchline with staff from the Turkish club appearing to accuse the fourth official of using a racist term.

Television microphones picked up a furious Webo repeatedly asking why a racist term had been used to describe him.

The game at the Parc des Princes stopped in the 14th minute while still goalless, with the players walking off around 10 minutes later.

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Tue 13 Apr 21 21:00 PM (SAST)
Chelsea
Porto
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
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PSG
Bayern Munchen
Parc des Princes
Wed 14 Apr 21 21:00 PM (SAST)
Liverpool
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Anfield
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