Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has urged UEFA to take a hard stance against racism – but won’t hold his breath.
The Czech side emerged 2-0 winners to progress 3-1 on aggregate but not before Ibrox midfielder Glen Kamara claimed he was racially abused by Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela.
Slavia deny the allegation and hit back with an overnight statement to accuse Kamara of assaulting their player after the final whistle, which the club have since filed a police complaint over.
Sutton is hoping the powers that be “throw the book” at Kudela if he is found guilty – but pointed to a severe discrepancy in how UEFA deal with racial incidents when compared to the harsher punishments domestic associations dish out for more benign offences.
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Speaking alongside Rangers legend Ally McCoist on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra, he said: “These are only allegations but Ally touched on a point about Glen Kamara.
“We’ve seen Glen Kamara over a number of years, and he’s a player who has always been extremely controlled in games, never really has lost his temper.
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“And for him to react in that way, something pretty awful must have been said, and of course UEFA have to investigate.
“What I would say is UEFA’s track record on dealing with racism in the past has been pretty awful.
“Go back to England in Montenegro, where I think Callum Hudson-Odoi, Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose were racially abused.