UEFA have confirmed they have launched an investigation into ‘incidents’ during Rangers’ clash with Slavia Prague. The Gers we
UEFA have confirmed they have launched an investigation into ‘incidents’ during Rangers’ clash with Slavia Prague.
The Gers were knocked out of the Europa League last night after losing 2-0 at home to the Czech side.
But the game was marred by allegations of racism against Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela after he whispered something in Glen Kamara’s ear.
However, the Czech club subsequently denied the accusation and alleged the Rangers star ATTACKED Kudela after the match.
And Uefa have now confirmed they will investigate in a short statement on their website.
It 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.
“Further information regarding this investigation will be made available in due course.”
Steven Gerrard insisted after last night’s game that he backed Kamara completely.
And in a statement earlier today, Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson blasted any attempts to “defend, deflect or deny” the allegations.
He said: “We refuse to acknowledge any attempt to defend, deflect or deny the abuse Glen Kamara experienced last night.
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“Our Manager, Steven Gerrard has already underlined his own disgust at this incident and support for our players.
“We can confirm that Steven, our Chairman Douglas Park, Sporting Director Ross Wilson and I, met last night to agree our club stance. We also met with UEFA representatives.
“This incident has been reported to the UEFA match delegate and we understand that it has formed part of his match report.
“UEFA will be well aware the football world is watching. We expect a robust and unequivocal response in relation to this incident.
“It cannot be merely ‘swept under the carpet’- we are not prepared for Glen Kamara to be yet another statistic. Enough is enough.”
Meanwhile, Slavia Prague have confirmed that they have filed a complaint to Police Scotland over an alleged incident involving Kamara.
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