Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara wishes he 'walked off pitch' over Slavia Prague racism claim

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara would walk off the pitch if he could turn back the clock following the comments made by Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela, his lawyer has revealed.

Rangers' Glen Kamara reacts to a comment made by Slavia's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Ibrox on March 18. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Rangers' Glen Kamara reacts to a comment made by Slavia's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Ibrox on March 18. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Kamara alleges that the Czech defender directed a racist slur at him during the Europa League tie at Ibrox on March 18, claims which Slavia have denied, arguing that the Gers midfielder assualted their player in the tunnel after the game.

Police Scotland and UEFA are both investigating the incident and Kamara's lawyer, Aamer Anwar indicated that the Finnish international would have walked off if he could revisit the situation again.

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Detailing the content of his client's statement to UEFA, Anwar revealed: "[Kamara] said 'when I play I feel I represent my family'.

"I feel like I represent all those young black kids who dream of one day playing for their team.

"So Kudela didn't just try to humiliate me, he also tried to humiliate my mother and my family.

"For anyone to say such racist words to another human being is disgusting enough.

"What makes it even worse is that this player is supposed to bbe a professional.

"If I could have turned back the clock I would have walked off the pitch.

"But there were so many emotions going through my mind I just couldn't think straight.

He added: "I suspect he [Kudela] will very much have his eyes on the question of Uefa.

"I met - along with Glen - on Saturday with Uefa, the investigator, the lawyer, and Glen gave a statement to Uefa.

"And in that statement to Uefa he stated that he was still left shaken, that he was still deeply upset about the racial abuse he suffered at the match on March 18.

"He said what he experienced didn't stop on the pitch, it continued with racist abuse and threats via a social medium.

"Whether it be on social media, 24 hours, seven days a week, Mr Kudela will very much have his eyes on what the repercussions are for him, what the consequences are as towards Uefa.

"Because as Glen said to Uefa on Saturday whilst you can walk off the football field, racism has gone on to invade his personal space.

"It is easily viewed by his family, his friends, by his colleagues and his communities."

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