Updates: 04.10.2021 00:20
Released: 04.10.2021, 00:15
Prague – The Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Kulhánek (CSSD) summoned the British Ambassador to Prague Nick Archer this morning to discuss insults with Czech children in the media and on the Internet in connection with Thursday’s Sparta Prague football match with the Glasgow Rangers. This match at Sparta Stadium could be watched on Thursday only by spectators with an escort and repeatedly roared at the dark-skinned player Glen Kamara. The British media, coach Rangers and Kamar’s lawyer condemned the behavior of the audience.
For the presence of children’s spectators with an escort, the match took place due to the previous racist behavior of some fans. Thanks to the exception, 10,879 children aged six to 14 could accompany the auditorium to the auditorium, accompanied by Kamar’s every contact with the ball by humming and whistling. The young fans thus showed their aversion to the Finnish midfielder, who accused Ondřej Kúdel’s defender of racist insult in the March eight finals of the European League against Slavia.
Kamara then announced that a racist remark had been directed at him from the captain of the guests, Kúdely. After the match, he attacked Kúdel at least. Although Kúdela denied racism, he was banned from UEFA in ten matches and lost the European Championship. For the attack on Kudel, the disciplinary commission stopped Kamar from working for three matches.
Immediately after Thursday’s match in Sparta, Kamar’s lawyer Aamer Anwar accused the children’s fans of racism and verbally attacked Prague. He was later joined by some Scottish media and Rangers coach Steven Gerrard. On the other hand, Kulhánek stated on Friday that the deliberately spread disgusting insults of Czech children in the media and on the Internet do not belong in football and not in good relations between the two countries at all.
Kulhánka was also supported on Saturday by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES). He said on social media that he was sad to access Scottish media.