Neymar denounces racism in the meeting in Paris and Basaksehir


Brazilian Neymar da Silva, striker of Paris Saint-Germain, condemned the racist incidents in the match between his team and Turkish Basaksehir in the European Champions League, Tuesday evening.

The Turkish team withdrew from the field 15 minutes after the start of the match, citing racist statements made by the fourth referee, a member of the technical staff of Basaksehir.

Basaksehir left the pitch after lengthy discussions with the refereeing team, and minutes later, the Paris Saint-Germain players withdrew in turn as a form of solidarity with the Turkish team, which refused to continue the match except with the final exclusion of the fourth referee.

The European Football Association confirmed that the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir will be completed this evening, Wednesday, but with a new referee team.

Neymar wrote on his Twitter account: “Black lives are important,” in support of Pierre Weibo, a member of the Turkish club's Istanbul Basaksehir club, who was subjected to racism from the fourth referee, in the face of the two teams in the Champions League.

It should be noted that Paris Saint-Germain has officially qualified to the next round, after Manchester United's loss against Leipzig, and in the event that the French team defeats Basaksehir, it will top Group H.

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