UEFA suspends Romanian official involved in PSG-Basaksehir player walk-off

UEFA said on Monday that Sebastian Coltescu was suspended for the rest of the season for his inappropriate behaviour during the PSG-Basaksehir Champions League clash in December.

Istanbul Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo said fourth official Coltescu had disrespected him by referring to him as "the Black one".   -  GETTY IMAGES

UEFA on Monday suspended Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu until the end of the season over his involvement in the sending off of Istanbul Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo which sparked a player walk-off in the Champions League.

The match at Paris St Germain in December was halted after 13 minutes following an argument on the touchline over the red card shown to Webo and only resumed the following day after the four Romanian officials were replaced.

READ | Champions League: Dortmund's Guerreiro, Reyna doubtful for Sevilla game, Haaland fit

Webo, a former Cameroon international, said Coltescu had disrespected him by referring to him as "the Black one" and an investigation was launched by European soccer's governing body.

UEFA said in a statement on Monday that Coltescu had been suspended for "inappropriate behaviour during a UEFA match for which he was appointed" and had been ordered to "attend an educational programme before 30 June 2021."