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Glen Kamara speaks as Slavia Prague ultras target player with shocking banner

Glen Kamara speaks via his Twitter account as Slavia Prague ultras decided to target the Rangers player with a shocking banner.

The group of fans ultras displayed a vile racist banner targeted at Kamara and sent an image of it to him on Instagram.

It is alleged he was subjected to racist abuse by Ondrej Kudela during Thursday’s Europa League clash with the Czech side.

And he revealed what the defender whispered in his ear in a statement earlier as he blasted his behaviour.

Now though, in a sickening image posted on Instagram, Slavia Prague ultras have displayed a vile racist banner targeting Glen Kamara.

The message on it reads “Kamara – just a n*****”.

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The account, one that represents Czech football hooligans, then uploaded a photo of Slavia Prague ultras and tagged the Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in the caption.

While in another image posted on the same account, the Slavia Prague ultras can be seen holding a banner which reads: “Slavia Praha against all #TeamKudela.”

Both pictures – with a shockingly uncensored version of the racist banner – were also shared on social media platform Telegram, and now Slavia Prague’s chairman says he’s “ashamed” of the fans who posted an offensive picture about Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.

Jaroslav Tvrdik called it “disgusting” and “pathetic”.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insisted that he and the club backed Kamara completely.

However, both Slavia Prague and Kudela have denied the allegations of racism against him.

In a statement, the Czech based club claimed to have filed a complaint to police over Kamara’s alleged assault of Kudela in the tunnel.

However, Police Scotland confirmed they have yet to receive a complaint from either Slavia Prague or Rangers.

A spokesperson said: “No reports of criminality have been made by either club in connection with last night’s match.

“Police Scotland has contacted club officials and assured them that should any allegation be received it will be investigated thoroughly.”

In his own statement this evening, Kamara called on Uefa to show a zero-tolerance approach to racism.

He said: “There is no place for racism or any form of bigotry in football.

“Since summer many of us have taken the knee in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to racial violence.

“If UEFA genuinely wants to ‘show racism the red card’, then it’s time to stop the tokenism and take a zero-tolerance approach.

“As a player I do not expect myself, nor any other to have to tolerate racial hatred on or off the pitch in 2021.

“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 greenlight for racism.

“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.

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

“I want to thank not just our Rangers fans, but the many fans from across the football community and beyond, for calling out racism not just against myself, but also fellow player Kemar Roofe, who was subjected to a tirade of racist bile on Instagram.

“We as black players are sick of the freedom that such bigots are given to parade their hatred on social media and wonder when the likes of Instagram will start to take action.”

Reacting to the incident, Rangers boss Gerrard said: “Glen Kamara to me is one of my own, like the majority, all in that dressing room. I 100 per cent believe what he is saying in terms of the accusation.

“Other players around him heard it so I will stand toe to toe with Glen Kamara and I’ll deal with this however Glen wants to deal with it.

“I am proud of all my players, tonight showing solidarity and from the top of this club to the bottom we stand with the players. This situation is over to UEFA now. I just hope it doesn’t get brushed under the carpet.

“I feel angry. It’s extremely disappointing. There is too much of it happening around football. The Slavia player has caused this and he has also caused a situation like this to escalate even further because straight away you get the fans joining in and the racism grows and grows.

“Something needs to happen quickly. That is above me. But 100 per cent I stand beside Glen Kamara, whatever happens going forward.

“UEFA will take this upon them I’m sure they will speak to both players and we will let other people deal with it. All I can confirm is that my player tells me he was racially abused.”

Rangers fans have since unveiled a banner of their own, nothing but respect to their player…

There was reaction online when Glen Kamara speaks as Slavia Prague ultras target the player with a shocking banner…

@shuggs_luggs: This is where rivalries should be put aside and call this out for what it is Disgusting

@Martymcattack: UEFA should just straight up ban them. But knowing UEFA they will probably fine them €4-5 thousand euros.

@mowatb: I’d ban them thats disgusting

@Bailey_MUFC: Kick them out of the competition and Ban them for 5 years! Their Player and fans have been racially abusive so no excuse! @UEFAcom What’s the point of all the campaigns to eradicate racism if you’re going to let things like this get swept under the carpet with a little fine?

@seabass76: Well done Glen. Every single Rangers fan is behind you

@Chrisrhodespoke: Every single Football fan is behind him not just Rangers fans

@Fadel_Seibou_98: At this point they have to stop kneeling before games because if we’re being real it ain’t doing anything

@monkeyhead78: This along with the Slavia teams’ official statement is why taking the knee is not doing anything. Absolutely outrageous. #SayNOtoRacism

@joetracey7: Absolute fucking scum. Hope they get hammered for it!

@mikeyroberts81: I have no doubt UEFA will give them a fine and forget about it. Until bans are handed out this will continue to happen.

@Luke__P__: ‘Ultras’? Immature Prats more like. Wankers

@william91080: That club have black players playing for them. How on earth can they go out and play for that team knowing they have fans who are stupidly outspoken with vile banners like this? And they are proud of it too. Horrible fans and have previous of this. Ban them now @UEFA

@Johnpaton09: Makes absolutely no sense when they have players of colour they are referring to in their own team. Disgusting honestly.

@RFC_Falkirk: The conduct of their club opened the floodgates for this. If they had taken a less antagonistic approach, their fans would never have been so bold. For all the criticism Rangers get, the club has constantly made strides to remove the undersirable elements. Slavia haven’t

@RFCMatt7: Good to see the club statement condemn the racist player as well…. oh wait

@Dan27670: Pity they don’t show same disgust and condemnation towards there players

@GarryCarmody: Maybe if his club wasn’t so strong and absolute in their rejection of an allegation of racism, their fans wouldn’t follow that course of action…

@bsteve7213: had the pleasure of seeing you up close @ Dundee @ several training and match days,with Jimmy Boyle you are one of the most polite and nicest players Ive ever come across in 40 years in football, stand tall young man.

@Pena_Cartel: Strong statement and sums it up perfectly. You have everyone’s full support and backing

@BrianAuld3: I am sure every bluenose stands with you Glen. Any normal person has had quite enough of this racist bullshit and it’s time UEFA did something about it. Much love and respect to you and the others for taking a stand

@Realchrismcewan: Shocking. It was clear to see something offensive was said. As a Celtic supporter, I am sure we all stand together targeting racism. Would be great to see players coming together on Sunday with a banner or something to show solidarity as a nation

@devmac09 on the Glen Kamara Slavia Prague ultras banner: This world is just disappointing at this point. Truly vile

@AaronFraser37: Solidarity with you Glen, no room for racism in football

@Rossinho14: Can’t wait to see Saka put 4 past them

@skkbunz: They should be banned from all competition but we all know UEFA are spineless. The say no to racism campaign is worthless if you NEVER follow it up with actually action.

@ABlaFlare: Ban them from intl play for a couple years

@snjssbbss: Auba hat trick to make them go silent

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