Injured Kudela to miss Arsenal game after racism allegation

Slavia Prague stated on Tuesday their centre-back Ondrej Kudela, examined by UEFA and Cops Scotland over supposed bigotry, would miss out on Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final very first leg at Toolbox with a nose injury.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara implicated Kudela of racially abusing him throughout the groups’ last-16 tie at Ibrox last month.

Slavia, who won 3-1 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals, have actually rejected the claims, rather stating they would submit a criminal problem versus Kamara for apparently assaulting Kudela after the video game.

UEFA and Cops Scotland have yet to choose the case.

“We don’t expect him to help us at Arsenal,” Slavia spokesperson Michal Bycek informed Czech TELEVISION.

Slavia stated in a declaration Kudela had “a bruised nose” and “high fever”.

Czech media stated Kudela had actually suffered the injury throughout the Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifier versus Wales recently after an obstacle by Gareth Bale.

Slavia are likewise missing out on 2 other protectors, with Simon Deli contracting Covid-19 and David Hovorka hurt.

However the group is flying to London with goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, who suffered a skull fracture after a high difficulty from Rangers striker Kemar Roofe at Ibrox.

If he plays, Kolar will be using a Petr Cech-style helmet and a kevlar face mask to safeguard his head.

Slavia hesitated to let Kudela take a trip to Cardiff for the Czech Republic’s video game in Wales recently over security issues, however he did ultimately play.

Czech media pointed out a Slavia source as stating the club was fretted some Rangers fans may take a trip to Wales looking for vengeance.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.