Bobby Zlamal launches Rangers attack as Hearts keeper insists racism incident ‘was great’ for Ibrox club
Bobby Zlamal insists that Ondrej Kudela racially abused Glen Kamara ‘was great’ for Rangers because it allowed them to hide their style of play.
The Hearts goalkeeper revealed he had “ explosive ” clashes with Tynecastle’s teammates during the incident and said a number of Rangers fans within Team n were not happy with what had happened.
But he insists there is no way Kudela could be banned for what happened because there is no evidence he said anything racist in the middle Ibrox field.
Kudela has been hit with a 10-match ban but could play in the Euro next month if he wins his appeal, which is due to be heard on Wednesday.
Zlamal called on Kemar Roofe for his tackle on Ondrej Kolar and insists the Rangers are ‘not saints’ but have used racial abuse to cover up how poorly they played.
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In an interview in his native country, reported by the Daily check-in, He said: “We had a lot of talk about the game at my club. There are a lot of guys at Hearts who are huge Rangers fans.
“Only racism was discussed. They saw it differently from me. The topic was quite hot and explosive, now it’s calmer.
“No one in Scotland talked about the tackles, only the racism. I highlighted how the game was played. Aggressive football is the norm for the Scots, but it has gone too far.”
“Kemar Roofe kicked Ondrej Kolar in the head. It was a clear intention on his part because the attackers can peripherally see where the goalkeeper is. The apologies were nothing.
“The racism has been great for Rangers as it covered all their gaps as Slavia beat them. Rangers players are certainly not saints.
“All of this bothers me because no one has presented any evidence. Innocent until his guilt is proven is supposed to be a big thing in the west, but it didn’t happen. ‘Ondrej will be able to play in the Euros.
“If he said something racist, I agree with the maximum penalty, but there is no evidence.”