Gnohere relived his awful experience of racism in Romania

Wed 09 December 2020 | 15:51

Harlem Gnohere explained how he recalled his racist experience after Tuesday’s incident in the clash between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir.

The former

Steaua Bucharest



, explained how he suffered from racist insults and was shocked by what happened on Tuesday.

Group H final game between

Paris Saint-Germain


Istanbul Basaksehir

was suspended due to racist insult by assistant referee

Sebastian Coltescu

towards Istanbul Basaksehir coach

Pierre Webo



have announced that they will fully investigate the incident and issue a permit to play again.

Istanbul Basaksehir also announced that she will be in the game after his red card shown by referee

Ovidiu Alin Hategan

was rescinded.

Gnohere has explained how he suffered racist abuse during his time playing in the eastern European nation.

He said: 

"It's shocking. I speak Romanian, I understand Romanian, and when the images were broadcast I understood what the fourth official said. In Romania, it's something that's commonplace, but coming from the referees it is unacceptable.

"I have never been confronted like this by a referee but when I was playing at Steaua Bucharest, a whole stand performed monkey chants. It was during a derby against Dinamo. The referee was Hategan that day and he pretended he hadn't heard anything.

"He was the only one because everyone had heard the cries very well. I mentioned it on Turkish television but nothing happened.

"When I watch the game and see his (Hategan's) attitude, I have the feeling that he doesn't want to accept what's going on. I felt like I was reliving my experience. It hurts my heart. When someone gives you monkey chants or calls you 'Black', it hurts you deep inside."





source: SportMob

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