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Glen Kamara: Steven Gerrard calls on UEFA to act after Rangers player is ‘racially abused’

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has called on UEFA to take action after midfielder Glen Kamara complained of being racially abused by a Slavia Prague player in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League defeat in Glasgow.

“My player tells me he was racially abused,” Gerrard said.

“I feel angry… I know Glen and I trust him 100% and it is extremely disappointing.

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“If I wanted to say something to you on a football pitch, why do I need to cover my mouth and go to the ear?

It is over to UEFA now this situation and I just hope it doesn’t get brushed under the carpet.

Slavia denied the allegations and said in a statement Kudela had been assaulted by Kamara after the game.

“Slavia resolutely denies the disgusting accusation… (against) Ondrej Kudela of racist behaviour,” the Czech club said.

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“Slavia players faced unprecedentedly malicious play from their opponents… After the end of the game, the team was not allowed to enter the dressing room.

Ondrej Kudela was assaulted by Kamara and hit with fists in the head when Rangers manager Steven Gerrard witnessed the incident.

UEFA said it was aware of an “incident” in the tunnel involving players from both sides and was awaiting detailed information from the match officials before commenting further.

Roofe was also subjected to racial abuse on social media after being shown a red card for a high-boot challenge on Slavia goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, which the club said resulted in the keeper needing 10 stitches to his head.

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