The boss of the newly topped Scottish champions urged fast motion from UEFA in response to the incident on Thursday night time
Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard says midfielder Glen Kamara advised him he had been racially abused by Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela in Thursday’s Europa League last-16 match, and has backed his participant “100 per cent”.
A scuffle broke out between sides within the remaining 5 minutes after Kudela appeared to whisper one thing in Kamara’s ear.
The tie had already been successfully determined by that time, with Rangers right down to 9 males and dropping 3-1 on combination.
What did Gerrard say?
“I really feel indignant,” Gerrard advised reporters. “It’s troublesome to explain how I really feel now as a result of I do know Glen and I belief him 100 per cent. It’s extraordinarily disappointing.
“Glen Kamara to me is one among my very own. I 100 per cent imagine what he’s saying by way of the accusation.
“Different gamers round him heard it so I’ll stand toe to toe with Glen Kamara and I’ll take care of this nonetheless Glen desires to take care of it. I’m pleased with all my gamers displaying solidarity and from the highest of this membership to the underside we stand with the gamers.
“This example is over to UEFA now. I simply hope it doesn’t get brushed beneath the carpet.
“All I can affirm is that my participant tells me he was racially abused. I attempted to name Glen over in the course of the sport, he didn’t come over.
“I used to be going to ask him did he need to go away the pitch and I might have backed him no matter his resolution was however the gamers stayed on the pitch, that was their resolution and the sport got here to a conclusion.”
How did Slavia Prague reply?
“Slavia categorically denies the truth that Ondrej Kudela racially insulted the participant’s opponents in any method,” Slavia president Jaroslav Tvrdik wrote in an announcement.
“Our participant was bodily attacked after the match. On the request of Slavia, the case was resolved by the native police. We wish to see an in depth investigation of the entire state of affairs by UEFA.”