By Doug Ward

1st Apr, 2021 | 8:44am

Tony Watt hits out at Slavia Prague statement about Rangers

Ex-Celtic player Tony Watt suggests he thinks violence shown towards Slavia Prague players is acceptable in the wake of what happened when they played Rangers last month.

Ondrej Kudela is alleged to have racially abused Glen Kamara while Slavia have since claimed Kamara hit Kudela in the tunnel after the Europa League match at Ibrox.

On Wednesday, Slavia released a bizarre statement, via PLZ Soccer, in which they claimed Rangers are trying to “cover up” how rough their team played against the Czech champions in their Europa League defeat over two legs.

Ondrej Kolar was left with a severely injured face after a horror challenge from Kemar Roofe in the second leg. Roofe was punished instantly by being sent off by the referee but Slavia appear to be suggesting the racism accusations aimed at them is to sweet that incident under the carpet, as well as the alleged attack on Kudela after the game.

Motherwell’s Watt has since reacted to the statement on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon and has suggested that Rangers’ response to what happened was justified.

He tweeted: “I never condone violence, but… It’s a yes from me.”

“There will be no further comment”

Slavia are an absolute mess of a club.

Ever since the alleged racist incident against Kamara, Rangers have spoken out about it just within the days after the game.

However, Slavia have continued their defence of themselves day after day after day.

One fan has pointed out, in relation to their most recent statement, that Slavia said they won’t be making any further comment on the matter.

And with the latest statement, it just shows they will continue fighting their corner, even though the matter is now in the hands of officials.

Glen Kamara’s lawyer, UEFA and Police Scotland will be dealing with the matter. Not a peep has come from Rangers other than Stewart Robertson pretty much reiterating the Gers’ stance earlier this week [Scottish Sun].

Slavia now appear to be hinting at some kind of conspiracy at Ibrox. Are they actually suggesting Kamara made up an allegation of racism because Gers players roughed Slavia’s players up a bit?

Roofe’s challenge on Kolar was a horrible one, don’t get us wrong. But was it not plainly obvious that Kamara and Bongani Zungu heard the same thing when Kudela leaned in and said something to the Finland midfielder?

It’s absolute rubbish. We said this in another story but whether Kudela is proven guilty or not, UEFA need to come down on Slavia like a tonne of bricks due to the way they’ve acted.

In other Rangers news, a finance expert has shared a major seven-figure update at Ibrox.