Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan accuses France of fuelling racism after alleged PSG-Istanbul incident

A Romanian fourth official was accused of racism during the Champions League match, causing the game to be suspended

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Wednesday 09 December 2020 19:25
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The Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the racist incident during the Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was a fresh expression of racist trends in France.

"This approach is unforgivable. Our determined stance will continue. (...) France has become a country where racist rhetoric [and] actions are intensified," Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara.

On Tuesday, Istanbul Basaksehir's players, closely followed by their opponents Paris St Germain, walked off the pitch during a Champions League soccer game on Tuesday after the Turkish club accused a Romanian match official of racism.

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