Rangers fans throw support behind Glen Kamara after he was racially abused
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Rangers fans throw support behind Glen Kamara after he was racially abused

Rangers fans have thrown their support behind midfielder Glen Kamara after he was racially abused in the club’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague.

The Ibrox side was beaten by the better team in a steep learning curve at this level but the match was overshadowed by the second-half incident involving Kamara and Czech defender Ondřej Kúdela.

You tell that dirty scumbag Glen, we’ve got you. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the match over as a contest – Slavia 2-0 up and Rangers down to 9 men – Kúdela walked over to Kamara and whispered something into his ear before covering his mouth.

The ex-Arsenal academy midfielder, 25, then reacted angrily with BT Sport pundit Alan Hutton later confirming Kamara began screaming “racist” towards the referee.

Bongani Zungu – another of Rangers’ black players – also reacted to the incident, before club captain for the night Connor Goldson flipped when told.

Watch it play out below:

Goldson gunned for a timid and cowardly Kúdela on the pitch with the defender cowering behind his teammates in a slimy reaction which sums up the character of the man.

The actions of Kúdela – which both he and Slavia refute – then sparked a horrific reaction online where Slavia fans began to abuse Rangers players.

Forward Kemar Roofe – who was sent off for a high boot clash with goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář – was targeted by rival supporters on Instagram in the aftermath of the match.

The situation drew the ire of Steven Gerrard post-match, the Ibrox gaffer calling out the racism – which Slavia deny – and claiming he unequivocally backs his player.

Rangers fans too – standing alongside their midfielder and any of other players who’ve been racially abused – raised a fist in solidarity with the message clear. Kick Racism out of Football:

https://twitter.com/W_S_40/status/1372697636558549001

https://twitter.com/RangersOnTour_/status/1372671233737822210

https://twitter.com/timgers12/status/1372685852971835396

https://twitter.com/Joshuaselfridg9/status/1372815163368353792

The fall-out to the incident has only just begun and we expect more to come from this with Slavia themselves defiant regarding the accusations.

Everyone at Rangers News stands – unequivocally – with Glen Kamara and any other players who’ve been racially abused.

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