He made very important statements about the match played between Başakşehir and PSG the previous night in France, which was marked by racist words. President Erdoğan said, “This incident that took place in the Başakşehir-Paris Saint Germain match in France is a new expression of France’s recent racist approach and racist rhetoric, and this approach is never forgiven.”
President Erdoğan continued his words as follows: “There were statements from both AK Party officials about the racist rhetoric. Başakşehir withdrew from the field and exhibited a very determined stance. Although UEFA dismissed the 4th referee of the match, who made racist rhetoric, Medipol Başakşehir administrators resisted the decision.” “This will not be enough.” Başakşehir players Demba Ba and other players took a determined stance at this point. Unfortunately, France has become a place where racist rhetoric and racist approaches are concentrated.