By Nick Ware

26th Jul, 2021 | 3:24pm

Slavia Prague chief hits out over Rangers and Glen Kamara case in fresh Ondrej Kudela comments

Slavia Prague president Jaroslav Tvrdik has renewed hostilities with Rangers after fresh comments regarding the Ondrej Kudela race row case.

The Slavia defender was handed a ten-match ban by UEFA after being found guilty of racist abuse against Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara during the Europa League round of 16 clash at Ibrox in March.

The 34-year-old Czech Republic international missed the European Championship as a result of his actions, while a case of ‘racially aggravated conduct’ was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, with a verdict still yet to be reached.

In quotes detailed on the Scottish Sun website, Tvrdik has hit out at the length of time taken to make a decision. He said: “I call on the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland to move forward in this case.

“I have sent a personal letter to the Scottish authorities requesting a decision.”

Tvrdik added: “He was punished financially and sportingly. He could have earned more than a million koruna [£333,300] for the Euros.

“We have not found a similar case in Scotland that has gone to the courts.

“There is no public interest in prosecuting Ondrej Kudela.

“The situation is unprecedented, we call for the prosecution to be closed.”


Tvrdik is lamenting the woes of Kudela, but his feelings pale in comparison to Kamara’s after that March incident.

Kamara was rightly left insulted and disturbed after the abuse he was subjected to, with Kudela even sending his apologies to the Finland international, stating that he was “so sorry” in May [talkSPORT].

Now, just months later, one of Slavia’s most powerful figures is making demands to dig the veteran defender out of the mess he has made for himself.

Given the serious nature of the incident and the negativity that has surrounded the Czech club and prominent Slavia figures such as himself and Kudela, perhaps Tvdrik would be best advised to keep quiet until a verdict has been delivered.

It’s hard to find any sympathy for the financial impacts to Kudela given the personal trauma suffered by Kamara.

In other Rangers news, this player is to be unveiled at his 21/22 club this week after the Gers inserted a significant clause.