After an alleged racism scandal in the Europa League round of 16 against Slavia Prague (0-2), Glasgow Rangers coach Steven Gerrard calls on the European football association UEFA to act. Rangers star Glen Kamara is said to have been racially insulted by a Czech player.
The midfielder was furious after Slavia central defender Ondrej Kudela whispered something in his ear at the end of the game while covering his mouth. Team manager Gerrard is appalled by the scene after the game.
“My player tells me that he has been racially insulted. I am angry. I know Glen and I trust him 100% and it is extremely disappointing,” said the 40-year-old, and urged UEFA to take action.
Gerrard said: “If I wanted to tell you something on a football pitch, why do I have to cover my mouth and go to my ear? What happens is now up to UEFA and I just hope it doesn’t get swept under the rug.” . “
Slavia meanwhile contradicted the allegations and stressed in a statement that Kudela’s remarks were not racist.