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Sport Rangers star Glen Kamara's lawyer brands UEFA 'a joke' as Aamer Anwar not surprised by Sparta Prague verdict

02:11  16 october  2021
02:11  16 october  2021 Source:   dailyrecord.co.uk

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Glen Kamara's lawyer has branded UEFA a ‘joke’ and accused European football’s governing body of giving the green light to racism by failing to hammer Sparta Prague.

Aamer Anwar launched the blistering attack through Record Sport after it was announced in Nyon that no action will be taken against the Czechs despite Kamara being singled out for abuse from a crowd of 10,000 school children throughout last month’s Europa League tie at the Letna Stadium.

The kids were allowed access to the match even though UEFA had ordered Sparta’s ground to be closed as punishment for sickening racist abuse hurled at Monaco players during a Champions League qualifier.

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And they turned their venom on the Rangers star who had been the victim of more disgusting slurs during a match against Sparta ’s derby rivals Slavia just six months previously - after which Czech international Ondrej Kudela copped a ten game ban for branding the midfielder a ‘f****** monkey’.

One young fan even held up a homemade banner daubed with the words ‘team Kudela’.

Anwar had called for Sparta to be booted out of the competition after his client was targeted again.

But UEFA confirmed on Friday that no further action will be taken after an initial probe found ‘insufficient evidence’ to continue.

And Anwar blasted: “It’s hardly surprising from a joke of a body that can’t even renew a contract with FARE for independent observers to monitor racism.

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“I suspect that yet again this lack of action by UEFA will be a green light for more racist bile to spew forth, followed by politicians either demanding meetings with our ambassador or maybe some jokers might even want to ‘declare war’ and have me extradited.

“It’s clear that there are those in the Czech Republic who believe they live in a society completely free from racism. Sadly recent events have shown that is simply not the case. The behaviour of both of these clubs has just exposed the tip of the iceberg.”

A statement released by UEFA confirmed that investigators had failed to find enough evidence to proceed with a disciplinary case.

It read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector was appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding potential discriminatory incidents which allegedly occurred during the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League group stage match between AC Sparta Praha and Rangers FC played on 30 September 2021.

“The investigation has now concluded that there was insufficient evidence of racism or discriminatory conduct at the match to warrant the opening of disciplinary proceedings against AC Sparta Praha.”

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