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UEFA ban Coltescu after accusations of racism

UEFA have suspended a Romanian referee for the rest of the season due to accusations of racism during a Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir in December. According to the European football's governing body, the referee Sebastian Colțescu was banned for 'inappropriate behavior' for using the Romanian word for black 'negru' to identify assistant coach Pierre Webo who played the role of the fourth official during the game. Webo accused Colțescu of using racist language towards him and this sparked a player walk-off, forcing the suspension of the game until its resumption the following day. The action resulted in an investigation by UEFA which did not cover racism but focused on the lesser charge of inappropriate behavior. Subsequently, the refe...