New York :
For the first time in history, the Champions League anthem was sung with the players kneeling in the center of the field in the match between PSG vs. Istanbul; to send a message against racism.
The players were kneeling, some with their fists up as a symbol of “No to Racism”, the image has already gone around the planet due to the participation of Neymar and Mbappé.
PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players sent a message against racism ahead of the rescheduled Champions League match, as he was suspended on Tuesday for the racist insult given by the fourth official against a member of the Turkish team’s coaching staff.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_espanol) December 9, 2020
The 22 footballers arrived at the Park of the Princes without any message, but once in the changing rooms they wore a shirt against racism and the shield of both teams, as well as the new referee body.
In the end the match ended 5-1 in favor of PSG who will finish first in their group, propelled by a Neymar in a state of grace, author of a triplet in a match played in two days by the interruption caused by an unprecedented racist insult.
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