Striker Kylian Mbappe, Paris St. Germain, said that he is proud of his teammates and Istanbul Basaksehir players took off the pitch during their Champions League tie on Tuesday night.
Following the accusation by the fourth officer of using a racist term to Basaksehir assistant Pierre Webo, the game was abandoned on 0-0.
The players pulled a knee around the center circle before the restart on Wednesday. “We are tired, we don’t want to go through this again,” we’re tired, we don’t want to pass it again.
We made the decision. We’re proud of what’s been done, of course. We’ve been proud of it A lot has been said, but nothing’s really better than actions.” “We were proud, of course.
Mbappe scored two times and PSG ran off a comfortable 5-1 winner after resuming in the 14th minute.
Web that was sent off was able to take his place on the bank while Uefa was investigating this incident and suspended his red card.
“It’s okay for the referee but he didn’t and we had to demonstrate we were with Webo,’ said Basaksehir Coach Okan Buruk.
“A decision was taken by the players. Some people wanted to return to the pitch, but we stayed together as a team, and it was a team decision. “We showed the whole world that we are united.”
“We’re in 2020 now, and for all of us, that kind of incident is very harmful,” said Winger Nacer Chadli, who appeared as a replacement in the game on Wednesday.
“I was feeling very sad, like the other players in the dressing room. That hurt us deep because we love football and we were there to play a game and something happened that we didn’t expect.” Coach PSG Thomas Tuchel supported his players.
“They took a solid choice, stuck to the rest of their team took a courageous decision, made a strong decision, stuck to the other team, and took a courageous decision. “In the dressing room, it was clear that they wanted to show that reaction.”
Midfielder Marco Verratti added, “It was hard for all of us – for us on the pitch, for everyone watching the match – it was something that wasn’t supposed to happen.”
We should be examples, especially because we are followed by millions of people. “That’s why we did a strong gesture and decided, with the other team, not to play.”
On Wednesday, the Dutchman Danny Makkelie was appointed referee. A new group of officials took over.
At warm-up, with banners against racists on stands, both sets of players and officers were wearing “no to racism T-shirts, who also kneeled during the anthem of the Champions League.
Neymar starred in the Champions League with his third hat trick at the restart of the game.
He started the score by nutmegging a defender and curling home before he finished the counterattack and got his third from 20 yards. Mbappe scored two times, including a penalty for a foul against Neymar.
For Basaksheir, Mehmet Topal scored a goal. PSG’s victory means that they are ahead of RB Leipzig who qualified and knocked Manchester United off the British side on Tuesday with a 3-2 win.