Referee reportedly said 'f**k you' to PSG players during Barca clash

Referee Deniz Aytekin reportedly used foul language towards Paris Saint-Germain players during their Champions League match against Barcelona on Thursday morning.

FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 08, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Source: Getty Images Europe

In a story published by French newspaper The Parisian, the German-Turkish referee said "f**k you" after being approached by PSG players questioning his decisions.

A match marred by a number of questionable calls, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi expressed his disappointment to the French newspaper, suggesting the result would have been different had the refereeing been more transparent.

“You cannot help but think that the result of this match could have been different with clairvoyant refereeing, and more as the competition progresses, there is a lot at stake and the referees need to know it, there is no room for nervousness or lack of lucidity." Al-Khelaifi said.

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Two of the more scrutinised calls came after Aytekin awarded Barcelona two penalties while rejecting calls from the Ligue 1 side for a spot kick after a Javier Mascherano challenge on winger Angel Di Maria.

“Everyone saw the penalty to Di Maria that would have put us 3-2 up. Not to mention the penalty on Suarez.” Al-Khelaifi added.

Aytekin is yet to respond to the allegations, while reports came out late last week suggesting he could be removed from Champions League duty after his performance.




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Published 12 March 2017 at 11:32am
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