Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela, who’s being investigated by UEFA and Police Scotland over alleged racial abuse, has been provisionally suspended for one sport forward of a listening to.
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara complained of being racially abused by Kudela of their last-16 match, when the Scottish aspect have been knocked out within the second leg, which included a melee on the pitch and clashes within the tunnel afterwards.
Kudela denied the allegation and his membership stood by him, lodging an official criticism with the Scottish police, through the Czech Embassy in London, alleging a “bodily assault” on the 34-year-old defender.
UEFA stated on Tuesday its Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique (CEDB) was wanting into Kudela for a possible violation of UEFA rules over racism and different discriminatory conduct, and for misconduct akin to insulting gamers.
UEFA additionally added that proceedings have additionally been opened towards Kamara to evaluate if he’s responsible of assault, which may see him obtain a five-match suspension.
Earlier on Tuesday, Slavia Prague’s assistant coach Zdenek Houstecky stated Kudela wouldn’t be travelling to London to play Arsenal in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg resulting from sickness and a nostril damage.
Kamara’s lawyer Aamer Anwar stated UEFA’s one-match suspension didn’t instil confidence within the governing physique being “critical about stamping out racism” as Kudela was not making the journey anyway.
“A one sport suspension smacks of ‘tokenism’ and provides little confidence to black gamers who face such vile abuse,” Anwar stated in a press release, including that Kudela must be banned for a 12 months if UEFA have been “real about tackling racism”.
Wales ahead Gareth Bale had elbowed Kudela within the face whereas competing in an aerial duel throughout a World Cup qualifier towards the Czech Republic final week and Houstecky instructed the membership’s web site that his absence could be felt at Arsenal.