Kudela handed provisional ban as UEFA opens investigation into Kamara’s claims

UEFA has opened its investigation into the incident between Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara and Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela after claims of racism.

Kudela has been given a one-match provisional ban while UEFA investigate allegations of racist abuse levelled against him by Kamara.

Kamara was incensed by what Kudela allegedly said to him


Kamara was incensed by what Kudela allegedly said to him

Slavia had earlier stated that the Czech international defender would not be travelling to London for their Europa League clash with Arsenal this week because of illness.

The Czech leaders denied Kamara’s claims and accused the Finland midfielder of punching Kudela after their 2-0 victory at Ibrox on March 18.

A UEFA statement added: “Further information about this case will be made available once the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken a decision in due course.”

Police Scotland are also investigating the allegations against Kudela and Slavia filed a criminal complaint against Kamara.

The Rangers man has insisted Kudela’s version of the events are ‘a complete and utter lie’ and his lawyer told talkSPORT on Wednesday there is ‘sufficient evidence’ to charge the Czech international.

“We very much expect him to be charged,” Aamer Anwar told White and Jordan.

Kamara and the Rangers players reacted with fury


Kamara and the Rangers players reacted with fury

“He was playing in Cardiff last night and many people were expecting him to be questioned.

“Statements have been taken from witnesses, police have collected the CCTV, and spoken to corroborating witnesses.

“Under Scots Law, I expect very much what we have is sufficiency of evidence to charge Mr Kudela without having to speak to him.

“That would be an offence in Scots Law under section 50A offence, it’s almost the same as a breach of the peace offence where Mr Kudela, because of his alleged conduct, was motivated by malice and ill will against Glen because of the colour of his skin and he would be charged with a racially aggravated course of conduct.

“He can expect then, even if he’s not been questioned at this stage, to potentially have a charge, a report to the equivalent of the CPS, to our prosecutors in Scotland, to say he will be charged and given a date in which he has to appear to Glasgow Sheriff Court.”

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