Rangers lost 1-0 to Sparta Prague in Group A but that wasn’t the only disappointing thing about this football match. After Glen Kamara from Rangers suffered horrid away treatment, Sparta Prague fans are aghast over Rangers’ racism allegations.
Sparta Prague supporters targeted Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara with racist abuse in their Europa League clash on Thursday night.
They booed the midfielder during Rangers’ Europa League defeat on Thursday night, allegedly targeting due to his skin colour.
As a result, UEFA handed Sparta a crowd ban for the game at Letna Stadium for their fans’ racist chanting. These racist fans also abused Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni last season, but UEFA relented by allowing 10,000 children for this game.
Now, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard also made the football news after defending his midfielder and condemning fans’ racism in football.
Sparta Prague Fans Are Aghast over Rangers’ Racism Allegations
But the accused Sparta Prague supporters have issued an angry response to the claims saying they were racist.
They’ve pointed out most of the crowd was made up of children and called the claims “unacceptable, desperate and ridiculous.”
A number of adults also gained entry to accompany their children, and these were the ones who created a problem.
These “adults” targeted Kamara with jeers whenever he touched the ball. Finally, he had to forcibly quit the pitch, very questionably, for a second bookable offence in the 74th minute to loud cheers.