Czech footballer Kudela gets 10-game racism ban

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – Czech football club Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been banned for 10 games for racist behavior, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

A one-match provisional suspension given to Kudela last week is also included in the sanction, the European football’s governing body said. He was forced to miss the quarterfinal first leg against Arsenal on April 8, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

An investigation was conducted by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector after Kudela and Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara clashed at the end of the Europa League last 16 second leg match in Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium on March 18.

Kamara has also been suspended for three matches "for assaulting another player."