After drawing 1-1 at the Emirates last week, some may have predicted trouble for the Gunners in teh Czech Republic. However, the north Londoners ran out comfortable 4-0 winners after taking a knee in front of the standing Slavia Prague players before kick-off.
Speaking ahead of Rangers' Scottish Cup clash with Celtic on Friday, Gerrard backed the Arsenal players for their stance.
Laca is loving life! :raised_hands:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 15, 2021
The Arsenal striker has now scored back-to-back braces :dart: pic.twitter.com/PDsTgEkfCn
"I loved everything about the game.," he said. "I loved Arsenal's performance, I loved the way they went about it and I admired how they approached before the game, during the game and after the game.
"I was really proud watching Arsenal last night. Everything about it. I
thought the way they prepared for the game, the way the manager spoke,
the way the players behaved during and after, and then to back it up
with that level of performance, I sat there and really enjoyed that
game. I thought it was a sensational performance."
Gerrard added that Kamara, who had been an Arsenal trainee, has been focused on football since the incident: "I think Glen has handled the whole situation really well and professionally. It is typical of him, really.
Lacazette's knee that he took right in front of Slavia isn't being talked about enough.- EiF (@EiFSoccer) April 15, 2021
In terms of making a statement against racism and bigotry - that's a monumental moment.
Takes a firm stance, isn't intimidated, and gets his goals to further cement the moment.
"Really calm, really measured, he is a clever kid and really mature for someone of his age.
"He has been through a lot but what he has had is really strong support from all of us here at Rangers and from everyone at the club, the supporters and you guys as well and everyone around the game.
"I loved #AFC's performance. I admired the approach before, during and after the game."#RangersFC boss Steven Gerrard speaks of his admiration towards Arsenal who took a knee in front of Slavia Prague before beating the Czech side.pic.twitter.com/7S5kFdw1Qx- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 16, 2021
"He has gone about his business very well, very professionally and he is fine. He is looking forward to the game at the weekend, he has prepared really well and I have had numerous chats with Glen.
"The main thing that is coming from him is that he just wants to play football and that is what he loves doing. We will continue to support him in any way that we can."
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