A Romanian source assures that players from Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir insulted the referees at the start of the match against PSG in the Champions League and that the fourth referee was not the author of the racist remarks …
A case in the case? After the interruption of the meeting between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir, following alleged racist words from the fourth referee, Sebastian Coltescu, against Pierre Webo, the assistant coach of the Istanbul club, the Romanian referees assured s to be insulted in turn. In a video excerpt shared on social networks by the Romanian journalist Emanuel Rosu, we can hear from the second minute of the meeting, during a discussion between the match referee, Mr. Hategan, and the Turks Mehmet Topal and Mahmut Tekmedir, the following sentence: “In my country, Romanians are called gypsies”. Remarks, whose author has not been identified, followed by: “But I cannot say gypsy”.
In this context, more than an insult, these remarks do not seem to have the same scope as the racist remarks of the fourth referee, Mr. Coltescu, addressed to Pierre Webo, at the 13e minute. Moreover, according to the Romanian journalist, it would not be the 4e referee who would have said these words … They would have been held by the assistant referee, Octavian Sovre. The site Fanatik, who called out former referees, also shows an image where Sovre points to the assistant coach. The Romanian Federation has launched an investigation. She also specifies that the Twitter account created in the name of Sebastian Colescu, where an apology was presented, is a fake … New reversal of the situation? The competition broadcaster announced that an investigation will be conducted to determine the reasons for this exclusion and to dispel the gray areas.
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Earlier today, Sebastian Coltescu had come out of his silence in the Romanian press. “Everyone who knows me knows that I am not a racist,” said the Romanian referee. At least I hope they know it, ”he told Pro Sport. UEFA has announced that it is opening an investigation to shed light on this affair, which has taken on a political dimension. PSG – Basaksehir will resume this Wednesday at the Parc des Princes (6:55 p.m.) to end the match, with a brand new referee quartet, led by the Dutchman Danny Makkelie.