Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela will not travel to England to face Arsenal as allegations from Rangers look set to remain unanswered.
Kudela is accused of racially abusing Gers midfielder Glen Kamara during the latter stages of the Europa League clash between the two sides at Ibrox a few weeks ago.
Kamara’s lawyer, Aamer Anwar has stated that Kudela would be questioned by police if he returned to the UK with Slavia when they take on Arsenal.
After accusations of racist abuse against @RangersFC player @GlenKamara4 Ondrej Kudela will be questioned by police if he returns to the UK when Slavia Prague play Arsenal on the 8th April @ScotlandSky pic.twitter.com/njCiyLzYUw
— Aamer Anwar🎗✊🏽#BlackLivesMatter (@AamerAnwar) March 24, 2021
However, it seems as though the Slavia man won’t be travelling with his teammates after picking up an injury.
Radio Clyde reporter Andrew Maclean has said that Kudela won’t be travelling due to ‘health problems’ and he will not be available to speak to UK police.
Unless Kudela is bedridden with some awful disease then he should be able to travel to the UK to answer any questions that the police have.
Even if he can’t play against Arsenal, he has a duty to speak to the police to help clear up this issue.
What’s strange is that Kudela and Slavia maintain the player’s innocence so would he not jump at the opportunity to provide police with evidence that he did nothing wrong?
The police must move to compel Kudela to speak to them as soon as possible.
In a COVID world, we have all learned to use Zoom and Skype to conduct business or personal calls so there is no reason that Kudela can’t be interviewed over the internet.
He can’t run from answering these questions forever.
This saga continues to drag on and as long as Kudela isn’t answering questions then he is obstructing the police’s investigation.
He and Slavia maintain that Rangers were also in the wrong that night but we have seen no proof of their allegations.
It seems as though Kudela doesn’t want to be held accountable for what he may or may not have done but questions need to be answered.
His decision to not travel with the squad is nothing short of cowardly and it speaks volumes about the kind of man he is.
In other Rangers news, UEFA have missed the deadline to deliver their report into the racism allegations.