Police to question Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela if he travels to Arsenal

Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela is expected to be questioned over accusations of racist abuse against Glen Kamara if he returns to the UK for the Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal, the Rangers player’s lawyer has said.

Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday they were investigating allegations of racism after an incident during Slavia’s victory at Ibrox last Thursday. Slavia have denied the claims of “vile racist abuse” levelled against Kudela by Kamara.

The force is also investigating a criminal complaint against Kamara filed by Slavia, who allege the Rangers player assaulted Kudela after the match.

In a statement Kamara’s lawyer, Aamer Anwar, said: “Glen welcomes the police investigation into the racist abuse he faced from Kudela. Police Scotland officers are now expected to question Kudela when he returns next month on the 8 April to England to play Arsenal.

“There can never be any justification for the deeply offensive, provocative and racist language that Kudela is accused of using. A Uefa investigation is now also under way, which Glen will fully cooperate with.

“If Kudela is found guilty, then Uefa must use Article 14 of the disciplinary regulations, to impose robust ‘zero tolerance’ sanctions.”