UEFA’S provisional one match ban for Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela over alleged racial abuse of Rangers star Glen Kamara will imply he avoids police questioning, it has been claimed.
The ban comes because the European soccer governing physique begins disciplinary proceedings agaisnt Mr Kudela and Mr Kamara.
Mr Kamara alleged he was racially abused by Kudela throughout Rangers’ Europa League last-16 match towards Slavia Prague on March 18.
Mr Kudela has denied allegations of racism and his membership stood by him, lodging an official criticism with the Scottish police, by way of the Czech Embassy in London, claiming Kamara assaulted Kudela after full-time.
Police Scotland are investigating each incidents.
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Ammer Anwar, Mr Kamara’s solicitor stated that the ban which implies that Mr Kudela won’t be allowed to play within the Europa League match towards Arsenal was “tokenism”
And he stated it additionally implies that Police Scotland won’t be able to query him on Thursday with reference to their felony investigation towards him.
However he added: “I perceive that Police Scotland have a sufficiency of proof to proceed with fees towards Kudela, with out the necessity to converse to him.”
Mr Anwar beforehand stated he anticipated officers to query Mr Kudela when he returned to the UK to face Arsenal, though it isn’t believed he spoke to police whereas in Cardiff on March 30, for the Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifier defeat by Wales.
Mr Anwar continued: “While UEFA have carried out an preliminary investigation which makes damning studying about Kudela’s conduct, this preliminary one match ban does little to instil confidence in UEFA being severe about stamping out racism in soccer and so they should take strong motion going ahead. The defence put ahead by Slavia Prague can solely be described as unimaginable or fantasy.
“A one match ban will make no distinction by any means to Kudela or Slavia Prague, who have been already claiming he was too ailing to journey to Arsenal. A one recreation suspension smacks of ‘tokenism’ and offers little confidence to black gamers who face such vile abuse.
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“The overwhelming proof towards Kudela means UEFA should take quick motion to punish him robustly for the crime he’s accused of.”
Mr Kudela is now being investigated for an alleged breach of article 14 (1) of Uefa’s laws, which targets anybody who “insults the human dignity” of an individual on grounds that embody race. If he’s discovered responsible a suspension of no less than 10 matches would ensue.
Mr Kamara can be below investigation, for his position in a post-match fracas which allegedly occurred within the tunnel space. Uefa is investigating whether or not he carried out a “severe assault”, which might convey a suspension of 5 matches or a specified interval.
The transfer to droop Kudela from the Emirates Stadium tie carries little sensible weight given Slavia Prague had confirmed on Tuesday morning that, having additionally missed the goalless draw at Zbrojovka Brno on Sunday, he could be absent.
“He has a chilly, virosis and fever, and after a blow to the nostril he additionally has irritation,” the Slavia assistant coach Zdenek Houstecky advised the membership’s web site.
The nasal damage occurred final week within the World Cup qualifier between Wales and the Czech Republic in Cardiff, when Gareth Bale caught Kudela with an elbow late on. The Slavia Prague participant had made the journey regardless of preliminary reluctance from the membership to launch him.
Police Scotland are additionally investigating the incident at Ibrox, whereas Slavia Prague stated that they had submitted a felony criticism of their very own regarding occasions after the sport.
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