UEFA issues ban over racist incident

UEFA Europa League

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-match ban after being found to have racially abused Rangers' Glen Kamara.

Kudela, who was provisionally suspended for one match following his clash with Kamara last month, has been slapped with a 10-match ban by UEFA after a disciplinary investigation found him guilty of "racist behaviour" towards the Rangers star.

Kamara, who accused his opponent of calling him a "f*****g monkey", has also been handed a three-match suspension for assaulting Czech Republic international during a scuffle that ensued in the tunnel following the match.

The former will now miss the remainder of the Europa League campaign, including his side's upcoming quarter-final clashes against Premier League side Arsenal, while the ban extends to domestic football as well.

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UEFA's statement in full:

"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 Ondrej Kudela and Mr. Glen Kamara, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken the following decisions:

"To suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Mr. Ondrej Kudela, 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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