UEFA Suspends Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela For Arsenal Game After Racism Allegation | Football News

UEFA on Tuesday handed Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela a provisional one-match suspension over alleged racism, ruling the centre-back out of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Arsenal. Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara accused Kudela of racially abusing him in the course of the groups’ last-16 tie at Ibrox final month. Kudela, already sidelined for the go to to Arsenal via harm, is being investigated by European soccer’s governing physique and Police Scotland over the incident. Slavia, who received 3-1 on mixture to advance to the quarter-finals, have denied the claims, as an alternative saying they might file a prison criticism in opposition to Kamara for allegedly attacking Kudela after the sport.

UEFA in an announcement mentioned that following an preliminary investigation “proceedings have been opened” in opposition to Kudela, in addition to Kamara, to evaluate any potential rule violations, suspending Kudela for Thursday’s match.

“Further information about this case will be made available once the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken a decision in due course,” the assertion concluded.

Earlier, Slavia spokesman Michal Bycek had instructed Czech TV he did not anticipate Kudela to face Arsenal with the membership reporting that Kudela had “a bruised nose” and “high fever”.

Czech media mentioned the participant had suffered the harm in the course of the Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Wales final week after a problem by Gareth Bale.

Slavia are additionally lacking two different defenders, with Simon Deli contracting Covid-19 and David Hovorka injured.

But the crew is flying to London with goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, who suffered a cranium fracture after a excessive problem from Rangers striker Kemar Roofe at Ibrox.

If he performs, Kolar can be sporting a Petr Cech-style helmet and a kevlar face masks to guard his head.


Slavia have been reluctant to let Kudela journey to Cardiff for the Czech Republic’s sport in Wales final week over security issues, however he did finally play.

Czech media cited a Slavia supply as saying the membership was frightened some Rangers followers may journey to Wales searching for revenge.

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