Postcard of the week: The Champions League anthem was sung with the players kneeling | The State
For the first time in history, the Champions League anthem was sung with the players kneeling in the center of the field in the match between PSG vs. Istanbul; to send a message against racism.
The players were kneeling, some with their fists up as a symbol of “No to Racism”, the image has already gone around the planet due to the participation of Neymar and Mbappé.
PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players sent a message against racism ahead of the rescheduled Champions League match, as he was suspended on Tuesday for the racist insult given by the fourth official against a member of the Turkish team’s coaching staff.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_espanol) December 9, 2020
The 22 footballers arrived at the Park of the Princes without any message, but once in the changing rooms they wore a shirt against racism and the shield of both teams, as well as the new refereeing body.
In the end the match ended 5-1 in favor of PSG who will finish first in their group, propelled by a Neymar in a state of grace, author of a triplet in a match played in two days due to the interruption caused by an unprecedented racist insult.
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