There was drama for all the wrong reasons tonight in a fairly explosive Europa League game between Rangers and Slavia Prague at Ibrox.
Rangers had two men sent off and Slavia Prague were perhaps fortunate to escape without a red of their own after a late incident involving Glen Kamara and Ondřej Kúdela.
Kúdela leant in to whisper something in Kamara’s ear which clearly incensed the Rangers man who chased after the Slavia Prague player.
As reported by Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell, the Rangers players were “irate” at what he said, and Kamara and Bongani Zungu reacted “instantly” to the incident.
Rangers players irate at what Kúdela said into Kamara’s ear. The Rangers midfielder instantly reacted, as did Zungu who was next to him. Clearly furious at what was said.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) March 18, 2021
Writing on the Athletic after the game Campbell went further and said, “Very sinister that he would cover what he was saying with his hands. Cowardly.”
On the BT Sport coverage (Thursday, 10pm), Alan Hutton claimed that the incident was racist in nature, with the comms team saying Kamara had shouted “Racist! Racist!” after what Kúdela had said.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but something really bad has obviously happened. There was shouting in the tunnel after the game, with some players stopped from heading to the dressing room, and the two managers were seen talking on the pitch.
Gerrard will have been told what was said by his players and this is likely to come out pretty quickly.
Kamara and Zungu obviously heard what was said and if it is what people think it is, there’s going to be huge comeback on Slavia Prague.
Gerrard has delayed his post-match interview but should be out to talk to the media within the next half an hour.
In other Rangers news, ‘Absolutely raging’ – Michael Stewart slams Rangers ace after first-half v Slavia Prague