Ondrej Kudela’s 10-game ban for racial abuse of Rangers’ Glen Kamara in the Europa League is PERMITTED by UEFA … meaning the disgraced Slavia Prague defender will miss the Czech Republic’s Euro 2020 campaign
UEFA has rejected Ondrej Kudela’s appeal against his 10-game suspension after being found guilty of racially abusing Glen Kamara, meaning he will now miss the European Championship.
The disgraced defender finally took a hit with the April suspension after he racially abused Kamara during Slavia Prague’s Europa League win in the last 16 of the second leg over Rangers in Ibrox in March.
Kudela had appealed the 10-match ban, which applies to all UEFA competitions – including club and international matches.
Ondrej Kudela (R) was suspended for 10 games for racist abuse from Glen Kamara (C)
But UEFA has since upheld their original decision and released the following statement on Wednesday evening: ‘Mr Ondrej Kudela’s appeal has been dismissed.
Accordingly, the decision of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Board (CEDB) of April 14, 2021 is confirmed.
The CEDB had decided to suspend SK Slavia Praha’s player, Mr Ondrej Kudela, from the next ten (10) UEFA club matches and representative team competitions in which he would otherwise be eligible to play for racist behavior. ‘
Kudela had not given up hope of representing the Czech Republic at this summer’s euro before his appeal decision was announced on Wednesday.
Czech boss Jaroslav Silhavy, whose squad was drawn in Group D alongside England, Scotland and Croatia, had released one place in his roster for the 34-year-old defender, hoping that Kudela’s appeal would be successful.
The incident overshadowed Slavia Prague’s Europa League victory over Rangers in Ibrox in March
“We will wait for the situation around Ondrej Kudela’s appeal against the ten-game penalty to develop this week,” he had previously told reporters.
We think hope is probably low, but we don’t want to slam the door. In any case, we have until June 1 to work with that one place on the selection. ‘
But Kudela’s chances of appearing at the European Championship are now over after UEFA’s latest ruling.
The incident greatly overshadowed Slavia’s victory over Rangers in Glasgow, and Kamara and his teammates reacted furiously after the Gers’ midfielder was racially abused by the Slavia defender in March.
While Kudela was hit by a 10-game ban, Kamara was also punished with a three-game suspension for allegedly attacking Kudela in the Ibrox tunnel after the game.
Kudela will now miss the Czech Republic’s Euro 2020 campaign after his appeal has been rejected