- Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela given a 10-match ban by UEFA for racially insulting Glen Kamara
- Offense occured during Rangers’ Europa League last-16 match against Slavia Prague on March 18
- Glen Kamara suspended for three UEFA club competition games after he was found guilty of assaulting Kudela in the tunnel
Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela has been slapped with a 10-match ban by UEFA for racially insulting Glen Kamara.
Kamara alleged he was racially abused by Kudela during Rangers’ Europa League last-16 match against Slavia Prague on March 18.
Kudela had been provisionally suspended for one match as UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings, which ruled the Czech Republic international out of Slavia’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal last week.
He will now be ineligible for the next nine games played by either Slavia in Europe or his country, including this summer’s European Championship.
Kamara has been suspended for three UEFA club competition games after he was found guilty of assaulting Kudela in the tunnel after the match at Ibrox.
Finland international Kamara was furious after Kudela leaned into his ear and said something while covering his mouth, sparking the fracas in the final stages of the match. Kudela had said in a Slavia statement he swore at a Rangers player after being fouled but denied using racist language.
Both players can appeal their bans.
Rangers forward Kemar Roofe, who was racially abused on social media after being shown a red card for a high-boot challenge on Slavia goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, was banned for four games for “dangerously assaulting another player”.
Rangers were also fined a total of €9,000 (£7,800) for improper conduct.