Slavia coverage not over as Czechs face UK date with Rangers connection
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Slavia coverage not over as Czechs face UK date with Rangers connection

Slavia Prague might have got past Rangers in the Europa League Last 16, but their immediate past could catch up with them in the tournament’s quarterfinals.

Slavia are set to return to the UK to play Premier League Arsenal in a game that is given an extra dynamic by the fallout of a Czech player racially abusing a Rangers star.

It just so happens that Glen Kamara – who was abused by defender Ondřej Kúdela – is a former Arsenal player who came through the youth ranks at the London club.

There’s growing sentiment online in Arsenal fan communities – despite not traditionally taking the Europa League so serious – that the tie with the Czech Champs is a bit of a grudge match for this reason.

On top of that, Arsenal are managed by ex-Rangers midfielder Mikel Arteta, something which is sure to add an invasive line of questioning heading into the match.

The racist abuse has been condemned publicly by Kamara himself who has the full backing of Rangers and the Rangers support.

But whilst Slavia scramble – and threaten Glen with an assault charge – this isn’t going anywhere and that reputational damage will be right back on the line in north London.

Arteta’s role as Arsenal coach and Glen Kamara being a former Arsenal player means Rangers questions await Slavia on their return to the UK. (Photo by Glyn Kirk – Pool/Getty Images)

As soon as these chumps touch down on British soil they’ll be getting challenged on the racism, and hopefully, Arsenal kick them out of the competition too.

Rangers fans have released a passionate banner of support for their players after a sad few days in the history of the Ibrox club.