Slavia Prague and Czech Republic defender Ondrej Kudela will skip subsequent week’s World Cup qualifier in Wales over security considerations following a racism row involving a Glasgow Rangers participant.
Kudela sparked racist abuse costs from Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after making feedback to him on the finish of final week’s Europa League last-16 tie at Ibrox.
Slavia, who beat Rangers 3-1 on mixture to advance to the quarter-finals, have denied the claims, however they determined to not let Kudela journey to Wales for subsequent Tuesday’s qualifier.
“Out of concern for the protection of Ondrej Kudela, SK Slavia determined in cooperation with the nationwide workforce administration to not launch Mr Kudela for the match,” Slavia’s attorneys mentioned in an announcement revealed on Twitter.
Kamara’s lawyer mentioned Wednesday Kudela would doubtless face police interrogation if he returns to Britain, however Slavia mentioned they weren’t fearful about this.
“At present, Mr Kudela supplied UEFA with a full assertion concerning the continuing investigation,” the attorneys mentioned.
“The hypothesis revealed within the media in regards to the potential arrest of Ondrej Kudela is wrong.
“Police Scotland have confirmed to SK Slavia’s attorneys that the investigations are at an early stage and that Mr Kudela is totally co-operating,” the assertion added.
The Seznam Zpravy information web site cited a Slavia supply as saying the membership was fearful some Rangers followers would possibly journey to Wales looking for revenge.
Slavia filed a legal grievance, claiming that Kamara had assaulted the 33-year-old Kudela after the match.
Slavia are prone to ponder Kudela’s travelling choices quickly once more as they’re dealing with Arsenal within the Europa League quarter-finals, with the primary leg scheduled for London on April 8.
Of their subsequent World Cup Group E qualifier, the Czechs face Belgium in Prague on Saturday earlier than travelling to Wales.
They opened their marketing campaign with a 6-2 win over Estonia in Poland on Wednesday, with Kudela taking part in your entire sport.