By Doug Ward

30th Sep, 2021 | 9:50pm

Ally McCoist slams Glen Kamara red card as Rangers lose at Sparta Prague

Ally McCoist and Derek McInnes weren’t happy with Glen Kamara’s red card as Rangers lost to Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

Kamara was shown two yellow cards in the Europa League tie in Prague but the second seemed to be really soft.

Speaking on BT Sport 3 after the match, in which Kamara was booed throughout after being racially abused by Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela last season, McInnes slammed Turkish referee Ali Palabıyık.

McInnes said: “I think the referee’s got to do better than that. I feel half sorry for Kamara, it’s been a tough evening for him, a tough situation. But no way is that a red card.”

McCoist was also unhappy and he added: “He’s just going for the ball. It’s a shocking decision, to be honest with you. It was never a yellow card.”


As if Kamara’s night wasn’t bad enough.

He was booed by thousands of schoolkids every time he touched the ball and to add the icing on the cake, he was shown the softest red card we’ve ever seen.

And worst of all, Rangers won’t even be able to appeal against it as it was a second yellow card.

Kamara jumped up with his arms in the air – who doesn’t? He only had eyes for the ball, there wasn’t any thrusting motion from his arm and the Sparta player made contact with him.

Kamara couldn’t do anything to avoid that happening. There was nothing intentional. There was no malice. There was no injury.

What there was, was a stupidly bad decision by the referee.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton aimed a sly dig at the Gers ahead of the game.