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UEFA announces 'thorough investigation' into incidents in PSG-Basaksehir game

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Players of PSG and Medipol Basaksehir are 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.
Players of PSG and Medipol Basaksehir are 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

UEFA will open a "thorough investigation" into the accusations of racism which led to Tuesday's Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir being suspended in the first half, European football's governing body announced.

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

In a statement, UEFA confirmed the game would, "on an exceptional basis", restart from where it was stopped on Wednesday at 1755 GMT, "with a new team of match officials".

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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