Glen Kamara feels ‘vindicated’ after Ondrej Kudela drops appeal against his ban

Rangers v Slavia Prague – UEFA Europa League – Round of Sixteen – Second Leg – Ibrox Stadium
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Glen Kamara feels “vindicated” after Ondrej Kudela dropped his appeal against a 10-match ban for racially abusing the Rangers midfielder.

Slavia Prague defender Kudela announced on Friday that he was withdrawing his action at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, days after being told he would not face criminal charges in Scotland.

Kudela was banned by UEFA for 10 games after being found to have racially abused Kamara during a Europa League game at Ibrox on March 18 last year.

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Writing on his verified Twitter account, Kamara said: “I feel vindicated as Kudela drops his appeal against 10 match ban by @UEFA for racially abusing me 1 year ago-I’m grateful to @RangersFC, our fans & the many other fans/clubs who supported me- but I also want to thank my lawyer @AamerAnwar who fought my corner unconditionally.”

Kudela, who denied using the term “monkey” while insulting Kamara with his hand over his mouth, stated last week that he wanted to focus on football and draw a line under the incident.

The 34-year-old, whose suspension ruled him out of the Euro 2020 finals, added: “I realise that it was a mistake to go to Glen Kamara at all and tell him anything. There were emotions in the match and unfortunately I can’t take it back now. I’m so sorry.”

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