Police expected to question Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela over racist abuse accusations if he returns to UK

Slavia Prague have denied the claims of "vile racist abuse" levelled against Ondrej Kudela by Rangers' Glen Kamara; "Police Scotland officers are now expected to question Kudela when he returns next month on the 8th April, to England to play Arsenal," said Kamara's lawyer

Ondrej Kudela (L) is expected to be questioned over accusations of racist abuse against Glen Kamara
Image: Ondrej Kudela (L) is expected to be questioned over accusations of racist abuse against Glen Kamara

Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela is expected to be questioned over accusations of racist abuse against Glen Kamara if he returns to the UK for the Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal, the Rangers player's lawyer has stated.

Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday they were investigating allegations of racism following Slavia's 2-0 victory at Ibrox on March 18.

The force is also probing a criminal complaint against Kamara which was filed by Slavia, who allege the Rangers player assaulted Kudela after the match.

Slavia have denied the claims of "vile racist abuse" levelled against Kudela by former Arsenal player Kamara.

Kamara's lawyer Aamer Anwar told Sky Sports News: "I had discussions with the police this morning and that is the next step.

"I suppose in one view that Mr Kudela is lucky because Scotland has what is called a 'zero tolerance' approach to complaints of racism. Normally an individual is taken to custody and questioned and kept in custody and have to appear in court the next day.

"I suspect because of Covid, he will be questioned and they will take a statement.

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After accusations of racist abuse against Kamara, Kudela is expected to be questioned by police if he returns to the UK to face Arsenal, according to Kamara's lawyer Aamer Anwar

"Glen [Kamara] welcomes the police investigation. He is still in shock from what happened. He was left deeply upset, traumatised by it, and angry at what happened. He has worked extremely hard; comes from a very humble background and worked night and day to get to where he is.

"Everyone that knows Glen Kamara knows he is a quiet young man - he is well respected, keeps himself to himself, and he is never known for exaggeration or aggression or anything of the sort. That's why the rest of the team was so angry.

"The issue is one of racism. What he takes heart from is that practically all of football society in Scotland has provided support and the gesture on Sunday, the match between Celtic and Rangers, where tension is usually high but Scott Brown coming over and putting his arm around Glen, was greatly appreciated.

"It set the tone that there is lots of rivalry but when it comes to the issue of racism, that people are united."

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he has total confidence that Kamara's accusation of racism in their Europa League match with Slavia Prague is accurate

European football's ruling body UEFA are conducting an investigation into the incidents that occurred during and after the 2-0 Slavia Prague victory that sent them through to the last eight.

The Scotland national team will not take a knee in Thursday's World Cup qualification clash with Austria, but instead stand in solidarity with the fight against racism, and to show their support for Kamara.

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Scotland captain Andy Robertson talks about the decision to stand against racism before the match against Austria following the alleged abuse of Kamara and calls for more action from the authorities

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