By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Oct, 2021 | 12:56pm

Czech PM blasts allegations of Glen Kamara racist abuse

Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis has complained to UEFA about the alleged racist abuse of Glen Kamara during Rangers’ mid-week clash against Sparta Prague.

Despite there being only under-14 spectators, the Finland international was subject to boos from the home support.

Sparta have continued to deny that there have been any racial undertones in the jeers and now Babis has weighed in to add a fresh twist to this saga.

The Scottish Sun quoted him as saying, “Is the world still normal? I have read what the Scots and their media stated after the Sparta v Rangers game.

“It’s very sad for me. Will every cheer at football be associated with skin colour? Are we going to let our children be insulted?”

Shameful

The nature of the reception Kamara received on Thursday night was shameful and a clear reflection of where society currently is.

What was even more embarrassing was that these were kids who joined in the jeers rather than adults being the perpetrators.

Babis further went on to state that it could affect Czech-UK relations rather than keenly looking into this matter.

We’re not ones to be pointing fingers, but there should be a more diplomatic response, given how he is the top-ranking politician in the country and has significant importance in the EU.

He is set to meet with the British ambassador and hopefully, something concrete comes from it.

That said, it is hard to forgive the Sparta fans for their behaviour on Thursday night and it will be another dent on UEFA’s image should they fail to sort this out.

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