Glen Kamara confronting Ondrej Kudela.
Slavia Prague defender, Ondrej Kudela was reportedly ‘attacked and left bloodied within the tunnel’ following an allegation of racial abuse made in the direction of him by Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara throughout their Europa League conflict on Thursday, March 18.
Footage from the 87th minute reveals Kudela protecting his mouth earlier than saying one thing to Kamara, who instantly reacted with fury whereas pointing in the direction of his opponent.
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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard mentioned he was “offended and upset” after Kamara instructed him he was racially abused in the direction of the top of Slavia Prague’s 2-Zero win at Ibrox which knocked Rangers out of the Europa League 3-1 on mixture. Kemar Roofe and Leon Balogun had been despatched off to scale back Rangers to 9 males.
“My participant tells me he was racially abused,” Gerrard was quoted saying by BBC Sport.
“And the disappointing factor is that their individuals are making an attempt to defend their participant and calling us liars.
“I really feel offended. I do know Glen and belief him 100%. The Slavia participant has precipitated this and one thing must occur rapidly however that’s above me. However no matter occurs, I stand subsequent to Glen.
“I do not even really feel like speaking about soccer simply now. It is over to UEFA now and I simply hope it would not get pushed underneath the carpet.”
Gerrard requested Kamara in conjunction with the pitch whether or not he needed to proceed or stroll off following the alleged racist incident.
“He mentioned to me after the sport he wasn’t considering straight,” the Rangers boss defined following his staff’s Europa League exit. “He needed to hold on, he was clearly very upset.”
It has now been revealed that Kudela was ‘attacked by fists and crushed within the tunnel’ after the match, as offended scenes erupted following the full-time whistle.
Czech outlet Seznam Zprávy provides that the police had been known as and underneath their escort, the gamers left for the lodge. Nevertheless, the report particulars that Slavia have additionally reported the incident to the Czech embassy, with Czech ambassador to the UK Libor Secka trying into the small print.
In a tweet, Slavia president Jaroslav Tvrdik denied the allegation of racist abuse and claimed the Czech champions known as in Police Scotland after Kudela was ‘bodily attacked.’
‘Slavia categorically denies the truth that the participant Ondrej Kudela racially (sic) insulted the gamers’ opponents in any means,’ write Tvrdik.
‘Our participant was bodily attacked after the match. On the request of Slavia, the case was resolved by the native police. We want to see an in depth investigation of the entire state of affairs by UEFA.’