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Steven Gerrard Calls Racial Abuse Of Glen Kamara 'Sickening' And 'Horrible

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Steven Gerrard Calls Racial Abuse Of Glen Kamara 'Sickening' And 'Horrible

Slavia Prague's Europa League victory on Thursday night over Rangers has been tainted after claims of racism and violence from each side.


The Czech side caused the first major set back to Steven Gerrard's team's season by winning 2-0 in Glasgow and knocking the Premiership champions out of Europe.

Following the game Gerrard gave an impassioned interview to BT Sport amidst claims that Finnish midfielder Glen Kamara had been racially abused by one of the Slavia players.


"I 100 per cent believe what he is saying in terms of the accusation. Other players around him heard it so I will stand toe-to-toe with Glen Kamara and I'll deal with this however Glen wants to deal with it," the former Liverpool midfielder said.

"I am proud of all my players, tonight showing solidarity and from the top of this club to the bottom we stand with the players. This situation is over to UEFA now. I just hope it doesn't get brushed under the carpet."

Ondrej Kudela was the player accused of the racist remark and tensions on the pitch boiled over, with Gers' captain Connor Goldson arguing with the Slavia player.


Kamara was taken away from the situation by the players and Gerrard told Kudela to 'shush' from the sidelines, before a long conversation with Slavia management at full time.

Things didn't end there though, with the Czech side's president Jaroslav Tvrdik denying any racist abuse and taking to social media to claim that Kudela was physically attacked in the tunnel after full time.

"Slavia categorically denies the fact that the player Ondrej Kudela racially (sic) insulted the players' opponents in any way," Tvrdik said on Twitter.

"Our player was physically attacked after the match. At the request of Slavia, the case was resolved by the local police. We would like to see a detailed investigation of the whole situation by UEFA."


On the pitch it was a nasty affair, as well as the alleged racism, there were also two red cards for Gerrard's men.

The first was for substitute Kemar Roofe, the forward was only on the pitch for six minutes when he tried to latch onto a loose ball in the box.

Keeper Ondrej Kolar came for the ball, Roofe made contact but he followed through and made full contact with the goalie's face, leaving Kolar in a terrible state.


Much uglier scenes were still to come.

Featured Image Credit: PA/BT Sport

Topics: Racism, Football, Europa League, Rangers

Ryan Sidle
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