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UEFA open probe after Slavia Prague player accused of racially abusing Glen Kamara

UEFA have opened an investigation into claims Rangers’ Glen Kamara was subjected to racist abuse in the defeat against Slavia Prague.

Accusation were made against Ondrej Kudela who allegedly called the midfielder a “f***ing monkey”.

Rangers had two men sent-off in a heated evening in Glasgow where tempers flared.

And UEFA has now confirmed that they will investigate the alleged racism.

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A statement read: “In accordance with the Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will conduct an investigation regarding the incidents that occurred during the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg match between Rangers FC and SK Slavia Praha on 18 March 2021.

UEFA have opened an investigation
UEFA have opened an investigation

“Further information regarding this investigation will be made available in due course.”

Steven Gerrard was quick to state is backing for Kamara and that has been echoed by Rangers’ managing director Stewart Robinson

The club chief has claimed they will not accept any defence of the alleged abuse.

“Racism is unacceptable in any form and in any setting,” he said.

“The racist abuse suffered by Glen Kamara will not be tolerated by Rangers. As a club, we stand resolutely behind Glen as we support him and his team-mates.

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“Several of our players have subsequently received racist, threatening and sickening abuse online.

Tempers flared at Ibrox
Tempers flared at Ibrox

“This is abhorrent and once again highlights the responsibility social media outlets have in eradicating abuse from faceless cowards.

“We refuse to acknowledge any attempt to defend, deflect or deny the abuse Glen Kamara experienced last night.”

Slavia’s Kudela, the man accused, defending himself after the game and clarified his comments with Czech outlet  Sport,

He said: “I told him ‘You’re a f***ing guy’. 

“It was said in emotions after two red cards and a series of brutal interventions by an opponent, but I completely reject racism.”

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