UEFA has confirmed that they have suspended official Sebastian Coltescu for the remainder of the season.
Coltescu, according to UEFA in a statement, was found guilty of “inappropriate behavior” during Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Başakşehir last year where he was accused of racism by the Turkish side which led to both teams walking off the pitch at Parc des Princes in December.
Part of the statement released by UEFA noted: “Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector regarding the events that led to the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and İstanbul Başakşehir FK on 8 December 2020 being abandoned, and the subsequent proceedings opened against the match officials Mr. Sebastian Constantin Coltescu and Mr. Octavian Sovre, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decision.
“To suspend Mr. Sebastian Constantin Coltescu from carrying out any referee’s function until the end of the 2020/21 season, i.e. until 30 June 2021, for the violation of Article 11(1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) and Article 6(1) of the General Terms and Conditions for Referees officiating at UEFA Matches (GTC), i.e. for inappropriate behavior during a UEFA match for which he was appointed.”
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UEFA have suspended Romanian official Sebastian Coltescu until the end of the season following inappropriate behaviour in the Champions League match between PSG & Istanbul Basaksehir pic.twitter.com/z5g4pGjoet