Basaksehir’s Champions League match against PSG was among this season’s points of controversy as the fourth official allegedly used N-word to refer to Basaksehir’s assistant, Pierre Webo. Basaksehir followed Demba Ba's instructions to leave the pitch following the incident.
The match was completed a day later players from both teams warmed up in "No to racism" T-shirts and took the knee in the centre-circle.
eventually won the match 5-1.
Launching an investigation into the incident, UEFA confirmed on Thursday proceedings will now begin. A statement from
"Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector regarding the events that led to the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir on 8 December 2020 being abandoned, proceedings have been opened against Mr. Sebatian Constantin Coltescu and Mr. Octavian Sovre for a potential violation of Article 11 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations."
Article 11 states member associations, clubs and players must "
comply with the principles of ethical conduct, loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship