UEFA investigating Sparta Prague-Rangers incidents after Kamara jeered

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings into “potential discriminatory incidents” throughout Rangers’ 1-0 Europa League defeat at Sparta Prague final week, European soccer’s governing physique said in a press release on Tuesday.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara was jeered all through Thursday’s recreation on the Letna Stadium, which UEFA had initially ordered closed for the match after Sparta supporters had racially abused Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni in a Champions League qualifier.

UEFA later determined to permit 10,000 schoolchildren to attend the sport in opposition to the Scottish champions.

The jeering reached its peak within the second half when Kamara was despatched off, media studies mentioned.

Sparta Prague mentioned on Friday that the allegations have been unfounded, whereas Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek has summoned Britain’s ambassador to debate the difficulty. learn extra

Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard referred to as for harsher sanctions in opposition to the membership whereas Kamara’s lawyer Aamer Anwar mentioned Kulhanek’s authorities ought to use the chance to “address the deep rooted racism that exists in their country”.

In March, Finland’s Kamara had complained of being racially abused by Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela throughout Rangers’ Europa League tie and UEFA banned the Czech defender for 10 video games.

Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

Soccer Football - Europa League - Group A - Sparta Prague v Rangers - Letna Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - September 30, 2021 Rangers' Glen Kamara walks off the pitch after he is shown a red card by the referee REUTERS/David W Cerny