Europa League: Rangers' Glen Kamara booed by schoolchildren at Sparta Prague clash
- Rangers FC clashed AC Sparta Prague FC in UEFA Europe League
- Glen Kamara was booed in a stadium full of schoolchildren
- Kamara's lawyer stated Sparta Prague should be humiliated by the treatment
Scottish Football Club Rangers clashed with Czech Republic’s AC Sparta Prague in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Rangers FC midfielder Glen Kamara was repeatedly booed in a stadium full of schoolchildren before being sent off during the match.
The incident comes six months after being abused by Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela, Kamara was targeted by some of the 10,000 supporters.
Following a separate racist conviction charge against Sparta, the Generali Arena was originally scheduled to be closed for this match. Instead, UEFA agreed to a plan to play the game in front of mostly students with some accompanying adults, although boos could be heard whenever Kamara touched the ball.
Outside of the one that greeted Hancko's first-half-headed goal, the loudest applause of the night came when Kamara got both of his yellow cards for fouls on Michal Sacek.
Aamer Anwar, Kamara's lawyer, stated Sparta Prague should be humiliated by the treatment meted out to the Rangers player in front of a school crowd, according to the Sky Sports website.
The media organisation cited Anwar’s statement: "I had hoped when I heard of the stadium closure of Sparta Prague that both Glen and other black players wouldn't have to put up with any abuse or racism and could just get on with playing football.
"But this evening should be an embarrassment for the Czech side that, despite their fans being banned, it still made little difference that the stadium was filled with 10,000 schoolchildren.
"A huge proportion of those children booed Glen's every touch of the ball along with every other black player for Rangers. Tonight shows yet again that Prague has a serious problem with racism and as usual UEFA is nowhere to be seen.
"Glen and the Rangers players have shown total class, but no player should have to face this at their work and on the European stage."