Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has revealed that he has received more abuse “every day, easily” since he accused Prague’s Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela of racism
- Kudela and Kamara clashed in a Europa League match at Ibrox last month
- The Czech national team player is threatened with a minimum ban of 10 matches if he is found guilty
- Kudela was left out of the team in the quarterfinals on Thursday to face Arsenal
- Kamara began to feel like a ‘little boy’ after the alleged abuse occurred
Glen Kamara described facing a series of racist abuses on social media since his clash with Slavia defender Ondrej Kudel during last month’s Europa League match at Ibrox.
The Rangers midfielder said that he received the abuse “every day, easily” from the incident, in which he accused Kudela of racism.
Kudela faces a minimum ban of 10 matches if UEFA finds her guilty, while Kamara is also being investigated by the governing body of European football, accused of attacking in the incident after the last whistle.
Glen Kamara says he has received more racist abuse since accusing Ondrej Kudela of racism
Kamara told ITV News: ‘I didn’t pay too much attention to what he (Kudela) did after this whole incident, but I saw their fans, how they reacted and I will probably get (racist) abuse every day on my Instagram.
‘Every day, easy – I’m not the one who really hits it, so I’m fine. But as the team reacted and accepted that, it’s sad to be honest.
‘I feel like I have to tell my story – the online messages I’ve been getting, the racial abuse online – Instagram, Twitter and everywhere else. I feel like a victim, that needs to be said. ‘
The Rangers clashed with Kudel during his Europa League draw against Slavia Prague
UEFA has already imposed a one-match ban on Kudeli after effectively admitting a minor indictment for insulting Kamara, which is passed “without prejudice” to any verdict the body could make on racism charges.
Kamara said he felt like a ‘little boy’ because of the alleged abuse he received and added that he would not hesitate to leave the field if it happened again.
“I had so many different emotions and I felt like a victim – I felt like a little boy, it was a very strange feeling,” Kamara said.
The midfielder admitted he could return during the game to leave the field
‘If I could go back in time for the game, I would leave the field, 100 percent. My manager (Steven Gerrard) was actually trying to get me off the field, but I was alone … I didn’t hear anyone.
‘It’s a matter of everyday life. I don’t know if we will see it change in my lifetime, but if I can make a change in some way, I will. ‘
Kudela was left out of Slavia’s squad for the Europa League match at Arsenal this week, and boss Jindrich Trpisovsky insisted his absence was due to injury, not an investigation into racism.
“He’s not here,” Trpisovski said. ‘He has some health problems, he couldn’t come. He has a fever and is taking antibiotics. I really don’t have an answer, he’s not here, he won’t play, he didn’t want to play anyway. ‘