Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a provisional one-match Europa League ban by UEFA following Glen Kamara’s accusation that he was racially abused by the Czech Republic worldwide.
The incident in query occurred throughout the second leg of Rangers’ Europa League conflict with Slavia at Ibrox final month.
With simply minutes remaining within the hotly-contested affair – wherein two Gers gamers had already been proven a purple card – soccer all of a sudden took a backseat as Kudela coated his mouth to whisper one thing into Kamara’s ear.
No matter was mentioned induced uproar, with gamers from either side having to be restrained by their teammates. Kamara has since taken to social media to clarify his model of occasions, although Slavia have continued to face by their participant.
UEFA have since launched an investigation into the matter, they usually’ve now revealed that Kudela has been handed a one-game provisional Europa League ban, with additional data concerning the case set to be launched in the end.
“Following an investigation performed by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector concerning the incidents that occurred throughout the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Spherical of 16 second-leg match between Rangers FC and SK Slavia Praha on 18 March 2021, proceedings have been opened in opposition to Mr. Ondrej Kudela to ensure that the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique (CEDB) to evaluate a possible violation of Article 14(1) or Article 15(1)(a)(iv) of the UEFA Disciplinary Rules (DR) and in opposition to Mr. Glen Kamara to ensure that the CEDB to evaluate a possible violation of Article 15(1)(g) DR,” the assertion learn.
“In accordance with Article 49 DR, the CEDB right this moment determined to provisionally droop Mr. Ondrej Kudela for the following (1) UEFA membership competitors match for which he would in any other case be eligible for the prima facie violation of Article 15(1)(a)(iv) DR, with out prejudice to any ruling that the CEDB could subsequently make on the alleged violation of Article 14(1) DR.
“Additional details about this case shall be made accessible as soon as the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique has taken a choice in the end.”
With disciplinary proceedings ongoing, Kudela may but be handed additional punishment ought to the investigation conclude it to be mandatory.
The Slavia defender will play no half in his facet’s conflict with Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, although the membership had already introduced he wouldn’t make the journey resulting from sickness.