MX23RW : Saturday, May 15 11:31:12| >> :60:2072:2072:

Ondrej Kudela, Glen Kamara reported to prosecution service

Ondrej Kudela, Glen Kamara reported to prosecution service
© Reuters
Police have been investigating allegations of racist abuse and assault following last month's Europa League tie between Rangers and Slavia Prague.

Police have reported both Ondrej Kudela and Glen Kamara to Scotland’s prosecution service after investigating allegations of racist abuse and assault during last month’s controversial tie between Rangers and Slavia Prague.

A case of “racially aggravated conduct” against Slavia defender Kudela has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal after the 34-year-old was accused of shouting a discriminatory slur into Kamara’s ear during the Europa League game at Ibrox.

Rangers midfielder Kamara has also been reported to prosecutors over an allegation that he punched Kudela in the Ibrox tunnel after the match.

UEFA has already issued  Kudela with a 10-match suspension – the minimum punishment available to European football’s governing body, while Finland international Kamara has been banned for three-games for “assault”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal following enquiries into alleged racial abuse and a reported assault at the match between Rangers and Slavia Prague at Ibrox on Thursday, March 18, 2021.”

Kamara met with police officers last week to discuss the complaints – and his solicitor Aamer Anwar urged Kudela to do the same.

Anwar said: “It is disappointing that to date Mr Kudela has failed to co-operate with Police Scotland, has not attended any police interviews, and has failed to provide a full statement to Police Scotland.

“We would strongly urge Mr Kudela to co-operate with officers carrying out their investigations into his alleged criminal conduct.

“Conversely, Glen Kamara has fully co-operated with Police Scotland and provided a statement to officers at my offices on Friday, April 9.

“Yesterday UEFA found Ondrej Kudela guilty of the charge of racist behaviour. Whilst there was disappointment with the bare minimum 10-game ban which was imposed upon Kudela, Glen felt vindicated by UEFA’s judgement, and hopes that real lessons are learned, not just by Kudela, but also by his club Slavia Prague and their fans.

“Glen also hopes that, if Slavia Prague are genuine in wishing to eradicate racism, then they will take all appropriate steps to publicly call out the racist abuse that he is still being subjected to by some of their fans.

“Glen wants to thank the Rangers fans, but also the wider football community, for the overwhelming support they have given him.”

ID:443265:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect3719:

Click here for more stories about Ondrej Kudela

Click here for more stories about Rangers

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
FA Cup
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Premiership Playoffs
Serie A
Primeira Liga
National League
National League North
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Finnish Veikkausliiga
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
6St Johnstone331010133440-640
7St Mirren331010133038-840
8Dundee UnitedDundee Utd33912122943-1439
10Ross County3385202659-3329
12Hamilton AcademicalHamilton3369183160-2927

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!