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Alex McLeish believes that UEFA needs to trust the character of Glen Kamara and the Rangers squad when investigating Ondrej Kudela.
It was confirmed on Tuesday that the governing body had opened proceedings on the two players, with Kudela being provisionally suspended for one game.
McLeish admitted that it looks likely as though Kamara was racially abused during the Slavia Praha clash and that he must be punished accordingly.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “When we saw Kamara’s reaction that night, we thought that it was something along those tones.
“Again, you can’t jump out and say he definitely did. You would like to trust the character of Kamara and the other Rangers players.
“I certainly would believe, that’s my belief. I know that people are innocent until proven guilty, but it seems as though the guy said something that was just not fit for the game or life in general.”
Kudela was already confirmed as missing for the Europa League clash against Arsenal, so this provisional suspension means nothing.
It is simply a token gesture to try and keep some people quiet, but that can’t happen and UEFA needs to do more to try and combat this huge growing issue.
McLeish has said what everyone is thinking, it looked clear that Kudela racially abused Kamara, with the midfielder simply one not to react.
Something needs to change, and this provisional ban hopefully is changed.