Kamara accuses Kudela of ‘vile racist abuse’ as Uefa launch probe


angers midfielder Glen Kamara has accused Slavia Prague centre-back Ondrej Kudela of “vile racist abuse” as the fall-out from Thursday night’s Europa League clash continued to escalate.

The Scottish club were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing 3-1 on aggregate having had two players sent off in a heated encounter which saw a melee on the pitch and clashes in the tunnel after the game.

Kamara was furious after Kudela leaned into his ear and said something while covering his mouth, sparking the fracas in the final stages of the match, which was played to a finish as the team opted against walking off in protest.

Uefa have confirmed an investigation into the incidents, though Slavia are also demanding that police officers probe events.

Kamara on Friday night issued a statement through his lawyer in which he gave a graphic account of the alleged incident – which Kudela denies – and demanded more from Uefa.

It came hours after Slavia asked police to investigate allegations that a Rangers player carried out an assault in the Ibrox tunnel – and claimed Gers boss Steven Gerrard is a key witness.

In the statement Kamara said: “If Uefa genuinely wants to ‘show racism the red card’, then it’s time to stop the tokenism and 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.”

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