Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela will be interviewed by police following accusations of alleged racist abuse against Rangers’ Glen Kamara – if he returns to the UK for the Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal.
Kamara claims he was subjected to the racial abuse during Slavia Prague’s 2-0 Europa League win. That led to Police Scotland confirming they were investigate allegations of racism following the clash at Ibrox on March 18. The Force is also probing a criminal complaint against Kamara which was filed by Slavia. They allege the Rangers player assaulted Kudela after the match.
Slavia have denied the claims of “vile racist abuse” levelled against Kudela by Kamara.
However, Kamara’s lawyer said in a statement that the Rangers midfielder welcomes the news that his aggressor faces police questions.
Aamer Anwar, said: “Glen welcomes the police investigation into the racist abuse he faced from Kudela.
“Police Scotland officers are now expected to question Kudela when he returns next month on the 8th April, to England to play Arsenal.
“There can never be any justification for the deeply offensive, provocative and racist language that Kudela is accused of using.
“A UEFA investigation is now also under way, which Glen will fully co-operate with.
“If Kudela is found guilty, then UEFA must use Article 14 of the disciplinary regulations. They must impose robust ‘zero tolerance’ sanctions.”
Kamara wants racism to be shown the red card
“If UEFA genuinely wants to ‘show racism the red card’, then it’s time to stop the tokenism. They must take a zero-tolerance approach.
“As a player I do not expect myself, nor any other to have to tolerate racial hatred on or off the pitch in 2021.
“The vile racist abuse by Ondrej Kedel [sic] took place on the international stage, and any failure to act by UEFA will be viewed as a green light for racism.”