André Villas Boas returned to the racist remarks allegedly made during the PSG-Basaksehir match.
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André Villas-Boas, always so classy.
The coach of Olympique de Marseille returned to the racist remarks allegedly made by Romanian referee Sebastian Coltescu during the PSG-Basaksehir match, Wednesday evening after OM's defeat in Manchester City (3-0) in the Champions League.
"All humans have the right to say sorry"
“The first thing is that I'm sad.
This is something that should not have a place in society and in football.
But it continues and it is serious, very serious.
I am very disappointed and sad, ”explained AVB on RMC Sport.
The Portuguese coach praised the choice of the two teams not to repeat the match.
“I am happy with the decision of both teams and Demba Ba's strength of character.
He reacted very well.
Bravo for his courage, which sets an example for UEFA, ”continued André Villas Boas.
But the OM coach said he was “concerned” about the referee.
“All humans have the right to say sorry and I think the referee can also be forgiven.
He may be a father, his family will be under pressure.
It's also hard for him and I hope he will be able to say sorry, that he will know how to assume that he was wrong.
A suspension would be logical but I hope that his career will not end, ”said AVB.
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