PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players take knee before restart


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Both sets of players and match officials took a knee around the centre circle during the Champions League anthem

Paris St-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir players took a knee around the centre circle in an anti-racism message before the restart of their Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Both sets of players walked off the pitch with the game delayed by a day.

The game restarted with a Basaksehir free-kick in the 14th minute.

Webo – who had been sent off – was allowed to take his place on the away bench, with his red card suspended while Uefa investigates the whole incident.

A new set of officials were in charge for Wednesday’s game, with Dutchman Danny Makkelie appointed referee.

Both sets of players and the officials – who also took a knee during the Champions League anthem – wore ‘no to racism’ T-shirts in the warm-up, with anti-racism banners in the stands.

PSG need a win to finish top of their group, otherwise RB Leipzig will do so after Tuesday’s 3-2 win over eliminated Manchester United.



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