Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela gets 10-game ban for racism but Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara also banned as UEFA hand out punishment for Ibrox incidents

UEFA has suspended Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela for TEN matches for racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.

Rangers' Glen Kamara takes exception to something said by Slavia's Ondrej Kudela during the Europa League match at Ibrox on March 18 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Rangers' Glen Kamara takes exception to something said by Slavia's Ondrej Kudela during the Europa League match at Ibrox on March 18 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The governing body has also hit Kamara with a three-match ban for "assaulting another player" following the incidents that took place during the Europa League last 16 second leg tie at Ibrox on March 18.

UEFA found Kudela guilty of “racist behaviour” after Kamara accused the Czech defender of making a racist slur towards him while cupping his hands. Slavia meanwhile claimed that Kamara assaulted Kudela in the tunnel after the game.

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Kudela had been handed a provisional one-match ban over a lesser charge of insulting Kamara, and that ban is included within the overall 10-match sanction.

A UEFA statement read: “Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector 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, and the subsequent proceedings opened against Mr. Ondřej Kúdela and Mr. Glen Kamara the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken the following decisions:

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“To suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Mr. Ondřej Kúdela, for the next ten (10) UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour, which includes the one-match provisional suspension served by the player during SK Slavia Praha’s 2020/21 UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg match against Arsenal FC on 8 April 2021.

“To suspend Rangers FC player, Mr. Glen Kamara, for three (3) UEFA club competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for assaulting another player.”

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