Race row terminates PSG's Champions League game against Istanbul Basaksehir


PSG will play the game on Wednesday safe in the knowledge that they have reached the knockout stages.

"The walk off by both Basaksehir and PSG together lays down a marker in Europe", Piara Powar, executive director of the Football Against Racism in Europe anti-discrimination network, told The Associated Press.

Marco Verratti was proud that Paris Saint-Germain "set an example" by walking off the pitch against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday following allegations of racism. The Brazilian says he's happy where he is, and that the idea of leaving - he has put in a transfer request before - has "not crossed his mind".

"It was a complicated game and we won it". We made a gesture by deciding with the other team not to play.

"What they've done was very good from both sides to support those who were in the incident", said Japhet Tanganga, a defender with Premier League club Tottenham, who is Black.

This season, he has netted once against RB Leipzig, twice in the match with Manchester United at Old Trafford and scored a hat-trick against Istanbul Basaksehir in Paris to help the French side top Group H.

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"In the dressing room it was clear that they wanted to show that reaction". "We were proud", the French global added.

"We should be examples, especially because we are followed by millions of people".

The NBA postponed that game and two others in the playoff series, while three WNBA, five Major League Soccer and three Major League Baseball games were called off as athletes acted in solidarity with the Bucks' players.

Former Cameroon worldwide Webo was shown a red card in an exchange on the touchline.

In a communique made public Wednesday December 9, the federation expresses indignation toward the attitude of the match official whom it says has no place in no stadium in the world.

Following the incident, one of the most controversial in Champions League history, UEFA said it will launch a thorough investigation.