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Senior Czech politician claims Kudela ban is "pinnacle of hypocrisy"

Thu 15 April 2021 | 13:17

Vratislav Mynar, a senior politician in the Czech Republic, says Ondrej Kudela's 10-game UEFA ban for "racist behavior" was meant to "fulfill the perverted expectations of a small group of activists."

Slavia Prague

's

Kudela

was given a one-match ban by UEFA's Control as a penalty on Wednesday, Ethics and Disciplinary Body for "

insulting players or others present at the match

" following an argument with Rangers' Glen Kamara. 

Slavia blamed Kamara for charging against Kudela in the stadium after the game and UEFA also decided to suspend the Rangers midfielder for three games. 

"I note that racism is unproven and alleged,"

he commented in an open letter to UEFA on the president of the Czech Republic's official website. 

"The UEFA inspector himself questioned that Ondrej Kudela had made a racist statement. Nevertheless, you have decided on a completely unprecedented punishment for a player who did not harm anyone and only verbally – according to his statement – offended his opponent. 

"You condemn a decent person without a single piece of evidence. All this just to fulfill the perverted expectations of a small group of activists and a club unable to win on the field, all the more so by shouting empty and hurtful phrases about racism.

"In your submission, the fight against racism has become the fight of the unsuccessful against the successful, the pinnacle of hypocrisy and positive discrimination.

"Your efforts can lead to the opposite; a situation where a person with a colour other than black will be discriminated against, oppressed and deprived of their rights. That is why I also consider it necessary to oppose this procedure."

Mynar also revealed that Czech president, Milos Zeman, was made aware of this incident and calls it an important issue of "

human dignity

".

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