GLEN KAMARA has revealed the extent of the alleged racial abuse he received during Rangers’ 2-0 loss to Slavia Prague on Thursday night.

The midfielder claimed he was called “a f***ing monkey” by defender Ondrej Kudela who covered his mouth with his hand before racially abusing him in the Czech side’s 3-1 aggregate win in the explosive Europa League encounter at Ibrox.

Two of Steven Gerrard’s players – Kemar Roofe and Leon Belagun were red-carded in separate incidents – before the flashpoint during a lull in play in the fading moments, as Scotzine reported.

Kamara, in a part statement, said: “The vile racist abuse by Ondrej Kudela took place on the international stage and any failure to act by UEFA will be viewed as a green light for racism.

RED MIST…Glen Kamara and Ondrej Kudela clash. 

“During yesterday’s match with Slavia Prague, Kudela was arguing with a Rangers player and after I tried to intervene, he told me to shut up and then said: ‘One second, my friend’.

“He then came over to me covering his mouth, leaning into my ear, he uttered the words: ‘You’re a f****** monkey, you know you are’.

“I was shocked and horrified to hear such racist abuse from a professional football player.

“Kudela’s claim he simply swore at me and said: ‘You’re a f****** guy’ is a complete utter lie which does not stand up to any form of scrutiny.

“Kudela’s actions were deliberate and premeditated, but he was loud enough for my team-mate Bongani Zungu to hear what was said.

UNHAPPY… Steven Gerrard can’t disguise his emotions.

“I am grateful for the unconditional support of my team, our club and especially our manager Steven Gerrard.”

In a statement released on Slavia’s English language website, centre-back Kudela admitted he had used offensive language, but denied using racist language.

The Prague team have alleged their player was assaulted in the tunnel after the game, with the club announcing they have filed a criminal complaint with the Czech Embassy in London, who they say will submit the club’s grievance to Scottish police.

UEFA have launched an investigation of their own into the inflammatory events at Ibrox.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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