By Charles Embola
Football writer kick442.com Cameroon
The control, Ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB) of the union of European football association concluded on Monday March 8th that Sebastien Constantin did not manifest nor demonstrate discriminatory nor racism behavior towards former indomitable lions forward Pierre Achile Webo.
In a champions league group game which pitted Paris Saint-Germain of France Vs Instanbul Basakehir CF from Turkey December 8th 2020 angry sparks occurred during the fixture which led to both clubs walking off the pitch angry towards 4th official Sebastien Constantin. Recap: The 4th official had referred to Achile Webo as «Negro» while the game was in full gear.
The union (CEDB) said the 4th official did not violate Article 14DR, which deals with Racism and other discriminatory behaviors because the word «Negro» was merely used in a bid to help the center ref identify the trouble maker from the bench.
For UEFA, they consider it more of clumsiness than a racist insults strictly speaking, which is the reason Mr Sebastien Constantin was condemned only for inappropriate behavior during a UEFA match. For this, he was banned «From exercising any referee function until the end of the season, that is June 30th 2021. The respondent must undergo an educational program before June 30th 2021 under conditions determined by UEFA arbitration service’s.
This last sanctioned is also the only one pronounced against the center referee for inappropriate behavior during a UEFA game for which he was assigned.
For this part, Achile Webo who is assistant coach of the Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct. In other words, the institution confirmed the red card (expulsion) administered by the central ref Mr Sevro.
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