Rangers Super Fans react to Glen Kamara and Ondrej Kudela bans
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Rangers Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Ibrox.
Rangers Super Fans have angrily reacted to the bans UEFA dished out to Glen Kamara and Ondrej Kudela on Wednesday.
Slavia Prague defender Kudela, 34, was handed a 10-match ban for racially abusing the Gers midfielder during the second-leg of their Europa League clash on March 18. [BBC]
Meanwhile Kamara, 24, was given a three-match ban after being found guilty of assaulting the Czech Republic international in the tunnel after the game.
We asked our panel of Ibrox News Super Fans what they made of the severity of the suspensions handed out to Kamara and Kudela.
Here’s what they had to say…
Adam Walker (@AdamWal99214879)
Barry Ittenson (@BarrySt21172515)
It really doesn’t add up but then again, we’re not even surprised given UEFA’s ineptitude over the years.
According to Aamer Anwar on Twitter, Kamara’s lawyer, the 10-game ban issued to Kudela is the “barest minimum penalty” that the governing body could give.
Kudela was found guilty by @UEFA of racist abuse towards @GlenKamara4 & banned for 10 games, this is the barest minimum penalty, making a mockery of UEFA’s claims on taking racism seriously-we had appealed a 5 match ban for @GlenKamara4 & now reduced to 3- full statement in hour pic.twitter.com/SiTO7Ypu8v
— Aamer Anwar🎗✊🏽#BlackLivesMatter (@AamerAnwar) April 14, 2021
UEFA have ducked the problem by not going the whole hog and coming down hard on the Slavia defender while they have insulted Kamara with a three-game ban which was initially a five-match one before it was reduced.
It’s a disgrace – how was the Finn supposed to react?
Surely UEFA have enough about them to recognise the severity of the situation and that explains whatever went on in the tunnel afterwards.
We’re still waiting for them to explain themselves and offer full substantiated reasons for the lengths of bans given to Kamara and Kudela.
Maybe then we’ll be able to lay a finger on just how they have come to these conclusions, although we won’t be holding our breath.
In other Rangers news, club boss slams Gers and Celtic in ‘Hypocrisy’ claim.