Of course there are mixed opinions about the ban that Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela received this week for making racist comments towards Glen Kamara in a recent game against Rangers.
At least something was done for once rather than trying to sweep it all under the carpet, but longer bans have been handed out for betting offences so it still doesn’t really look like the authorities are doing all they can to stamp racism out of the game.
Slavia Prague have also potentially disgraced themselves by trying to paint their racist player as some kind of victim, so there is something beautifully powerful about this image for many tonight:
Captain fantastic Alex Lacazette means business tonight ? pic.twitter.com/bJH8LnMbws
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) April 15, 2021
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 15, 2021
Such a strong picture. New header right there
— AubameBloodClatYang (@MagnusLanding) April 15, 2021
I hate Arsenal but I hate racists more. Up the gooners
— FF (@FrederikFish) April 15, 2021
Love the way he’s right in front of them like that
— El Comandante (@ElComandante84) April 15, 2021
Great pic. No words needed
— ArseingAbout (@giwarn) April 15, 2021
What a picture ?? that is brilliant from @LacazetteAlex
— Nephela (@KoziDaviDKuRu) April 15, 2021
Considering the massive racism storm, an image like this certainly holds a lot of weight.
Whilst Slavia Prague may have left themselves open to more criticism in deciding to stand instead of using this opportunity to perform a widely recognised gesture in support of the battle against racism, something you’d have thought would be a given especially after the recent UEFA investigation outcome.