Slavia Prague boss Jindrich Trpisovsky has ignored a question over Ondrej Kudela on whether he should be held to account in Scotland for his actions v Rangers.

Trpisovsky faced the media on Wednesday ahead of his side’s first-leg tie with Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.


He was posed with a question on Kudela, who became the face of a racist storm when Slavia visited Ibrox on March 18 after Gers midfielder Glen Kamara alleged he was racially abused by the 34-year-old.

According to Prague journalist Ondrej Zlamal Trpisovsky on his personal Twitter profile, Trpisovsky simply replied, “He’s not here with us, he’s hurt” when asked whether Kudela should go to Scotland for questioning by the police.

Zlamal then took aim at the question in a separate tweet when a user labelled it ‘clever’. He said: “Yes, completely uninformed and unprofessional.”

Tetchy Trpisovsky?

Is this Slavia beginning to lose their cool over the incident, or simply pure ignorance?

The Czech side have had a lot to say for themselves in recent weeks, without actually saying much with any substance.

The constant denial and shifting of blame to Rangers has been noticeable.

Kudela was finally handed a ban by UEFA on Tuesday, though it was only a provisional one-game suspension that rules him out of Slavia’s clash with the Gunners in North London on Thursday.

It seems they are closing ranks now, however, with Trpisovsky completely ignoring the question on whether Kudela should return to Scotland to face his crimes.

Instead he offers a seven-word reply on a supposed injury that has nothing to do with the question in hand.

It was a bizarre remark to make but maybe it hints at the level of discomfort Slavia figures are starting to feel on the subject.

We can only hope that discomfort forces them to address the matter at hand and be more sympathetic to Kamara’s claims instead of the constant disparaging.

In other Rangers news, Celtic-linked striker issues Gers slight in 10-in-a-row claim.


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