Sparta Prague 1-0 Rangers: Steven Gerrard ‘not stunned’ at Glen Kamara booing

Rangers Glen Kamara was despatched off through the defeat to Sparta Prague

Steven Gerrard stated not sufficient is being executed to sort out racism after Glen Kamara was booed within the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Sparta Prague.

The Finn was jeered six months after being racially abused by Ondrej Kudela of Sparta’s rivals Slavia Prague.

Gerrard, who was not conscious of any booing in the direction of Kamara through the recreation on the Letna Stadion, stated larger punishments should be handed out.

“There must be extra executed,” stated the Rangers supervisor.

“Not simply myself, everybody internationally is asking for larger and extra excessive punishments by way of racism. It must be eradicated.

“However till the powers that be do extra and deal with it extra critically, we’ll be coping with these questions for a very long time.”

The match was performed in entrance of 10,000 youngsters after Uefa relented on a stadium closure following racist chanting by Sparta followers in the direction of Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.

Rangers supervisor Gerrard stated earlier than the sport he had “no apprehension” concerning the tie and had been assured “all the pieces goes to be advantageous”.

“In the event that they’re details and that’s the reality, I am extraordinarily disillusioned – however not stunned,” stated Gerrard afterwards.

“In the event that they had been focusing on Glen, then it is extraordinarily disappointing.”

Kamara, booked within the first half, was proven a second yellow card for main with an elbow on Michal Sacek on 74 minutes.

The dismissal arrived after Rangers already trailed to the Czech hosts following David Hancko’s first-half header, and Rangers struggled to impose themselves of their second group loss in a row.

“I assumed each playing cards had been harsh,” stated Gerrard. “I assumed the primary one was only a foul.

“However whenever you’re on a yellow card, you have to watch out the place your arms are since you’re all the time working the chance of giving the referee a call to make in that state of affairs.

“I assumed there was worse occurred on the pitch tonight and no playing cards got here out.

“So we really feel a bit bit exhausting executed by that Glen’s obtained a purple for little or no, actually.”

Rangers subsequent face a double header in opposition to Denmark’s Brondby, with the primary at Ibrox on 30 September, which Gerrard now admits is a “must-win”.

“Now we have to win the subsequent recreation at residence to Brondby to offer ourselves an outdoor probability,” Gerrard added.

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