Micah Richards has destroyed UEFA for their treatment of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after he was racially abused by Slavia Praha defender Ondrej Kudela.
The Finland international was handed a three-game for allegedly assaulting the Czech international in the tunnel after the Europa League clash.
Kudela was only given a 10-game sentence, something that Richards labelled an “absolute joke” given the sinister actions of the player.
Writing in his Daily Mail column on Friday evening, Richards destroyed UEFA for their treatment of Kamara after incidents in the past couple of months.
“Look at what happened this month with the Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela and Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
“UEFA thought 10 games was a sufficient ban for Kudela – 10 games? It was one of the most sinister examples of racism I have seen, sliding up to Kamara and whispering in his ear.
“Kamara ended up with a three-match suspension for an incident that happened afterwards in the tunnel. So when this young lad goes through one of the worst experiences he has endured on a football pitch and wants to defend himself, UEFA still want to punish him.
“What an absolute joke that is.”
Kamara now faces the likely prospect of missing Finland’s first major tournament at EURO 2021 (their first major tournament), all because of this scuffle in the tunnel after he was savagely attacked.
As Richards said, Kudela quite clearly picked the midfielder out, ran the length of the field, all to racially abuse, this was calculated and simply disgusting.
Who wouldn’t react to that? We’re not saying that Kamara did do what he is accused of, but could anyone blame him if he did?
This simply points out the difference between UEFA solving issues such as the Super League, compared to things that actually harm the players personally, such as racism.
It was initially a five-game ban too, half of what Kudela got, another point which only backs up the suggestion that UEFA really is just a joke.