10:22 AM PT — 12/9 — Neymar and his PSG teammates have resumed the game nearly a full day after the alleged racist incident put the match on pause — but the guys didn’t do it without sending a message first …
The soccer superstar and his teammates donned shirts during their warm-ups that read “No To Racism.”
It should be noted the game has continued with a new set of officials.
And, by the way, it didn’t take long for Neymar to make his mark in the contest … the 28-year-old scored a RIDICULOUS goal just minutes into the restart!!
One of the star players on the Basaksehir team — named Ba — could be heard arguing with the official about the comment … saying, “When you mention a white guy, you never say ‘This white guy’, you just say ‘this guy.’ So, why when you mention a Black guy do you say ‘This Black guy?’”
Players and staff from both teams were so upset at the alleged comment — they ALL walked off the pitch and refused to come out.
But now, UEFA (The Union of European Football Associations) announced the 4th official will be removed from the match and replaced … and the game will continue.
“Following an alleged incident involving the 4th official, the match was temporarily suspended,” UEFA said in a statement.
“After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different 4th official.”
UEFA says it will launch an investigation immediately.
Racism is a huge issue in international soccer — and has been for years. Top teams and players across the globe have vowed to protest games over racist language and gestures and clearly, they’re showing it’s not just tough talk.