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Webo has red card rescinded & will be present at rescheduled PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir clash

12:43 GMT 09/12/2020
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The former Cameroon international was at the centre of a racism storm which saw the Champions League group-stage decider postponed

UEFA has rescinded the red card that Pierre Webo received during Paris Saint-Germain's postponed clash with Istanbul Basaksehir, and he will be present when the fixture is restarted.

Basaksehir assistant coach Webo was sent off for his reaction to alleged racial abuse from fourth official Sebastian Coltescu when PSG played host to the Turkish outfit on Tuesday night.

UEFA has officially reversed that decision ahead of the rescheduled fixture, which will kick off from the 14-minute mark at 5:55pm GMT (12:55pm ET) on Wednesday.

Basaksehir have confirmed the news via their social media channels, while European football's main governing body has released a statement outlining its plans to conduct a full-scale investigation into the incident.

The statement on UEFA's website reads: "In accordance with the Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed today to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding the incident and the events that led to the UEFA Champions League group match between Paris Saint-Germain-İstanbul Basaksehir FK being abandoned.

"Information in regards to this investigation will be made available in due course."

A new set of officials will take charge of the match when it resumes, with Dutch referee Danny Makkelie set to replace Ovidiu Hategan, who showed Webo the red card which prompted both sets of players to walk off in a united stance against racism.

Basaksehir forward Demba Ba, who was on the substitutes' bench when the melee began, was seen arguing with Coltescu, Hategan and the rest of the officials on the touchline, as he stated: "You never say, 'This white guy, that white guy.' 

"But when it's a Black guy, you have to say, 'This Black guy'."

The scoreline was locked at 0-0 when play was stopped, but PSG are now assured of qualification for the round of 16 regardless of the final outcome after RB Leipzig's 3-2 home win over Manchester United.

The Red Devils will now drop into the Europa League, while Basaksehir were already destined to finish bottom of Group H having only picked up three points from a possible 15 in their opening five fixtures.