Rangers defender Leon Balogun has sent a firm anti-Racism message on social media after last night’s PSG v Istanbul Başakşehir Champions League clash was suspended following allegations of racism.
Basaksehir assistant boss Pierre Webo claimed he was allegedly racially abused during the clash at the Parc des Princes with both sets of players refusing to continue before the game was finally called to a halt several hours later.
— Leon Balogun (@LeonBalogun) December 8, 2020
The players refused to return to the pitch until the fourth official was removed from the game after the allegations were made but that proved impossible and the game couldn’t continue.
Balogun congratulated both clubs and Tweeted five closed fists with differing skin tones, saying “well done” as he tagged both PSG and Başakşehir’s official accounts [Twitter].
Istanbul star Demba Ba was pictured remonstrating with the official, questioning why he referred to former Cameroon international Webo as the ‘black guy’ when he wouldn’t do the same for a white player or coach.
Kylian Mbappe led the PSG players off the pitch shortly after their opponents made their way off and both sides appeared firmly united in their stance not to continue until the fourth official was removed completely.
Rangers star Balogun has spoken out on similar issues and has spoken in support of the End SARS movement in Nigeria after a series of mass protests against police brutality.