Sebastian Coltescu, a referee accused of racism

Sebastian Colstescu’s name suddenly became a byword among football fans. None other than because of the racist statement he made in the match between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir last weekend.

As is known, Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir have indeed been scheduled to face off on Wednesday morning WIB yesterday (09/12) in the European Champions League continued.

At first, the match at the Parc Des Princes Stadium went smoothly, until it finally stopped in the 24th minute.

Sebastian Coltescu, who was the fourth referee in the match, spoke a racist tone that he addressed to Basaksehir’s assistant coach, Pierre Webo. This he did when communicating with the main referee.

Hearing inappropriate words, he immediately confronted Coltescu. At the same time, the situation became much worse as the main referee issued a red card for Webo.

Obviously this made Basaksehir feel unacceptable, they then walked out, or just left the field.

So, since then the name Sebastian Coltescu immediately became the talk of football connoisseurs.

It should be noted, actually Coltescu’s track record in the world of refereeing turned out to be very dark. In 2007, he was ‘demoted’ to referee the second division of Romanian football before returning to the top flight the following year.

In other words, Coltescu is one of the referees who rarely appear on the European stage. In fact, this season he has only worked just once in the qualifying round of the Europa league in the match between Petrocup Hincesti and Backa Topola.

Whereas in the 2019/20 season, he was trusted to lead a number of European matches, including the UEFA Youth League match between Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid.

Last season, Coltescu was assigned to lead several European matches. Including the match between Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray in the UEFA Youth League event.

As it turns out, this is not the first time Coltescu has attracted public attention. Two weeks ago, on 23 November to be precise, he was in the spotlight for his controversial decision in the match between Gaz Metan Medias and Steaua Bucharest.

Then in 2015, he also made Giga Becali, the owner of Steaua Bucharest, feel angry because his leadership was considered one-sided.

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