By Angu Lesley
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceiçao Da Silva Oliviera has reached out to former International and his coaching colleague Achille Webo via Twitter in support of the fight against Racism.
Webo was a subject of racism attacks from Romanian fourth official Sebastian Colţescu was sent off for questioning the fourth official’s use of the word Negro towards him.
Coach Antonio has now taken to Twitter to condemn the incident.
“There no place for racism in football or any other sector of our society. My full support to Pierre Webo. Congratulations to both teams for their attitude and reaction,” the Lions trainer wrote.
The game which started on Tuesday was abandoned half because of the incident.
The incident occurred 14 minutes into the Champions League Group H tie, which was still goalless.
Istanbul forward Demba Ba, who was a substitute, could be seen on the touchline asking the official: “Why, when you mention a black guy, do you have to say this black guy?”
Sebastian Colţescu is in the front line of accusations of Racism which shook the entire world last night during what football and anti racism bodies have described as despicable and unacceptable.
“UEFA has – after discussion with both clubs – decided on an exceptional basis to have the remaining minutes of the match played tomorrow with a new team of match officials.
“A thorough investigation on the incident that took place will be opened immediately,” a statement from UEFA read
The match will recommence on Wednesday from the 14th minute, with a new set of officials. Kick-off will be at 17:55 GMT.
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