Glen Kamara: UEFA will not investigate allegations of racist abuse directed at Finland and Rangers midfielder | Soccer News


The Football Association of Finland has said there will be no official UEFA investigation into the allegations of racist abuse directed at Glen Kamara.

In a statement, the Finnish FA said the Rangers midfielder did not want to make a formal complaint to UEFA after it was alleged that an anonymous player from Montenegro had been targeted with him for insults racial lines in Monday night’s Nations League match.

UEFA has confirmed Sky Sports News that no racist incidents have been reported to the governing body in relation to the match.

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Kamara has claimed he was racially abused by Ondrej Kudela last year which saw the Slavia player banned for 10 matches by UEFA.

A statement from the Finnish FA said: “Our team management and the players have communicated to the UEFA-appointed referee and the match delegate their views on the incident of racism during the match against Montenegro immediately after the match.

“In the same context, the referee and the match delegate informed the management of the Finnish team that the matter was known to them and taken into account, which calmed the situation which had aroused strong emotions after the game.

“However, during discussions between us and UEFA on Tuesday, it became clear that the match delegate’s report will not ultimately lead to an investigation.

“In the UEFA system, the opening of an investigation requires the confirmation of the player or his own notification of the case or the confirmation of the case by other players, officials or referees.

“Glen Kamara does not want to make an official announcement to UEFA or comment on the matter.

“So the suspicion of racism is not progressing towards UEFA’s disciplinary investigation.”

Rangers' Glen Kamara
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Last March, Kamara said he was still receiving racial abuse on social media following the incident with Kudela.

In March this year, Kamara said Sky Sports News that he continues to receive racial slurs on social media after the Ondrej Kudela incident last year.

The Finland international claimed he was racially assaulted by Kudela at the end of Rangers’ Europa League game against Slavia Prague in March 2021.

Kudela – who was handed a 10-game ban by UEFA for “racist behaviour” – has always denied the allegations.




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