A Romanian football official who referred to a black guy as a “black guy” during a Champions League game has been suspended and ordered to undergo a re-education course.
During a December fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, Sebastian Coltescu was accused of racially abusing Basaksehir coach Pierre Webo by referring to him as the “black guy” or “ala negru” in Romanian.
Coltescu used the term “black guy” to single out Webo because all the other coaches were white. The game was abandoned and Coltescu, who subsequently protested that he was “not racist,” was immediately suspended for 10 games.
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UEFA have suspended Romanian official Sebastian Coltescu until the end of the season following inappropriate behaviour in the Champions League match between PSG & Istanbul Basaksehir pic.twitter.com/z5g4pGjoet