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Erdogan blames ‘racist trend’ in France for Champions League incident

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the racist incident during the Champions League soccer game between Paris St Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was a fresh expression of racist trends in France.

“This approach is unforgivable. Our determined stance will continue… France has become a country where racist rhetoric, actions are intensified,” Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara.

On Tuesday, Istanbul Basaksehir’s players, closely followed by their opponents Paris St Germain, walked off the pitch during a Champions League soccer game on Tuesday after the Turkish club accused a Romanian match official of racism.

[Reuters]