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PSG-Basaksehir: faced with racism, the players have (finally) faced up


MOOD – The two teams displayed a unity that will remain as THE beautiful image of a sad evening.

This December 8, 2020 will be remembered as the day when a referee crossed the line, during a meeting between the French champions Paris Saint-Germain and the Turkish champions Basaksehir. Unless we remember this date as the one when the 22 players in a Champions League match and the staffs of both teams said no to racism and left the field. Some had called for this kind of action to denounce the racism of certain supporters, or the words of certain players between them. It was ultimately an arbitrator, the Romanian Sebastian Coltescu not to name him, who was the detonator.

Well done to the players for saying no, for refusing to indulge in what would have been a parody of football if the match had to go to an end as the head referee, Ovidiu Hategan wanted. All the players, including those from Paris Saint-Germain, therefore. We saw Neymar and Kylian Mbappé mingle with their Turkish opponents during the long minutes

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