Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-game UEFA ban for ‘racist behaviour’ towards Rangers’ Glen Kamara, who also has to serve a three match suspension for assault.
The UEFA governing body opened proceedings against Kudela forcing him to miss his team’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Kudela and Slavia had fervently denied the accusations levelled by Kamara in March.
A UEFA statement read: Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector regarding the incidents that occurred during the 2020-21 Europa League round of 16 second leg match between Rangers and Slavia Prague on March 18, 2021, and the subsequent proceedings opened against Mr. Ondrej Kudela and Glen Kamara, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken the following decisions:
“To suspend Slavia Prague player, Mr Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour, which includes the one-match provisional suspension served by the player during Slavia Prague’s 2020-22 Europa League quarter-final first leg match against Arsenal on April 8, 2021.”
Slavia accused Kamara of attacking Kudela inside the stadium after the game.
“To suspend Rangers player, Mr Glen Kamara, for three UEFA club competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for assaulting another player.”