Learn about the punishment of the referee accused of racism in the St. Germain and Basak match
The European Football Association (UEFA) announced today, Monday, the suspension of Romanian referee Sebastian Koltisco until the end of the season for accusing him of making racist statements during the French match between Paris Saint-Germain and Turkish Basaksehir in the group stage of the Champions League last December.
The Confederation said that Koltisco was punished for "improper behavior" when he carried out his duties as the fourth referee in that match, while he directed a "rebuke" to his fellow referee at the time, Octavian Sofre, after a complaint filed by the assistant coach of the Turkish team, whom the two referees described as the "black person." Given the color of his complexion.
The European Union disciplinary committee, which will publish the details of its report later, did not specify which of the two judgments uttered the word "black."
The Cameroonian, Pierre Weibo, assistant coach of the Turkish team, accused Kultesko of uttering this word, but additional investigations, in addition to listening to audio recordings by Romanian media, accused Sofri.
The disciplinary committee of the Continental Federation ordered the two Romanian referees to follow an "educational program" from now until the end of next June, without revealing the content of this program.
The players of Paris Saint-Germain and their counterparts in Basaksehir left the floor of the "Parc des Princes" stadium in the French capital, Paris on December 8, after the occurrence of this incident after the racist statements directed at the training staff of the Turkish team, which led to the suspension and completion of the match. The following day, led by a Dutch refereeing team and won by the French champion 5-1.
UEFA also decided to suspend Weibo for one match due to its "unsportsmanlike behavior" during that incident.
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