Thousands of children in the stands jeered when Glenn Camara touched the ball in yesterday’s Europa League match between Sparta Prague and Rangers. The Scottish club intends to take it further, but from the Czech side this is incomprehensible. The club demands “stop attacking our children”.
Due to an earlier racism scandal, the audience of 10,000 people consisted mainly of children in Prague – an extraordinary solution by UEFA, rather than playing with empty booths. The young Czech audience was ashamed when they heard the squeak each time a red ball from Camara – and they cheered when the Finn showed up in the 74th minute.
– Camara’s lawyer Amer Anwar said on Friday that it is unacceptable and it is time for the Czech authorities to realize that they have a deep-rooted problem with racism.
Sparta does not understand the feedback. On their website, they defended the public.
– It is unbelievable to see after the match innocent children are being attacked and receive baseless accusations of racism. Humiliating children online and in the media is unacceptable, desperate and ridiculous.
– Stop attacking our children! Our club will proudly defend its children – our future and our pride. Slandering children on the Internet is very cowardly, Club writes.
Czech Foreign Minister: “That’s enough for now!”
Rangers Luke Steven Gerrard has hinted that the club will go ahead with the matter.
I think Rangers have already brought it up to UEFA. He said that work is already underway and I intend to work on it myself.
In the Czech Republic, the match is already being discussed at the ministerial level. Foreign Secretary Jacob Colhank wants to have a chat with the British ambassador to the country.
– its enough! The deliberate publication of disgusting insults against Czech children in the media and on the Internet does not belong to football, let alone the good relations between the two countries. On Twitter, the minister promised to invite the British ambassador on Monday to discuss the matter.
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