- Pierre Webo was in the middle of a racist controversy in the Champions League
- The Cameroonian protested against the fourth official for referring to a player as ‘black man’
- PSG have handed the Istanbul Basaksehir assistant coach a shirt signed by the entire squad
The entire Paris Saint-Germain squad has backed Pierre Webo who raised alarm over racist abuse during Istanbul Basaksehir’s clash in the Champions League.
Webo was in the middle of a racism controversy after it was alleged that fourth official, Romania’s Sebastian Coltescu, referred to a player with his skin colour.
The Cameroonian was sent off during the cracker and former Newcastle United and Chelsea striker Demba Ba was visibly furious and vocal.
"You never say, 'this white guy.' Why when you mention a black guy, you have to say, 'this black guy.'"
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The match was allowed to continue the following day with a new set of referees and after the French giants won 5-1, the club's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi handed over Webo his own shirt.
It featured signatures from the likes of Neymar and Mbappe and had the No.9 on the back.
Meanwhile, the Romanian official Coltescu has stated that he is not a racist, adding that he won’t read the news on any sites for some days. He said, as cited in Sport Bible:
"I just try to be good. I'm not going to read any news sites these next few days.
"Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not racist! At least that's what I hope."
In the other group game, two quick second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were not enough to rescue Manchester United from crashing out of the UEFA Champions League championship.
The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat at the Red Bull Arena in spite of their efforts in turning the results around but it appeared they woke up too late in the encounter.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Pogba could be out of Premier League club Manchester United as reports from England claim the club chiefs are desperate for the player’s exit in January.
It was gathered that some top officials at the club are fed up with the player’s attitude and that of his agent who claimed that his client’s time at the club is over.
Hours before their crucial Champions League cracker against German side RB Leipzig, super-agent Mino Raiola had stated that the best option for Pogba is to leave the club.
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