Europa League: UEFA hand Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela one-match suspension over alleged racism

Europa League: UEFA hand Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela one-match suspension over alleged racism

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara accused Kudela of racially abusing him throughout the groups’ last-16 tie at Ibrox final month.

Europa League: UEFA hand Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela one-match suspension over alleged racism

File picture of Ondrej Kudela (L). AFP

Prague: UEFA on Tuesday handed Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela a provisional one-match suspension over alleged racism, ruling the centre-back out of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Arsenal.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara accused Kudela of racially abusing him throughout the groups’ last-16 tie at Ibrox final month.

Kudela, already sidelined for the go to to Arsenal by way of harm, is being investigated by European soccer’s governing physique and Police Scotland over the incident.

Slavia, who received 3-1 on mixture to advance to the quarter-finals, have denied the claims, as a substitute saying they’d file a prison criticism in opposition to Kamara for allegedly attacking Kudela after the sport.

UEFA in a press release mentioned that following an preliminary investigation “proceedings have been opened” in opposition to Kudela, in addition to Kamara, to evaluate any potential rule violations, suspending Kudela for Thursday’s match.

“Additional details about this case will likely be made out there as soon as the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique has taken a call sooner or later,” the assertion concluded.

Earlier, Slavia spokesman Michal Bycek had instructed Czech TV he did not count on Kudela to face Arsenal with the membership reporting that Kudela had “a bruised nostril” and “excessive fever”.

Czech media mentioned the participant had suffered the harm throughout the Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Wales final week after a problem by Gareth Bale.

Slavia are additionally lacking two different defenders, with Simon Deli contracting COVID-19 and David Hovorka injured.

However the staff is flying to London with goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, who suffered a cranium fracture after a excessive problem from Rangers striker Kemar Roofe at Ibrox.

If he performs, Kolar will likely be carrying a Petr Cech-style helmet and a kevlar face masks to guard his head.

Slavia had been reluctant to let Kudela journey to Cardiff for the Czech Republic’s sport in Wales final week over security issues, however he did ultimately play.

Czech media cited a Slavia supply as saying the membership was apprehensive some Rangers followers would possibly journey to Wales in search of revenge.

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