Rangers forward Kemar Roofe was subjected to horrific racist abuse in the wake of his side’s Europa League defeat against Slavia Prague last night.
Roofe published a series of the abusive comments he received following the red card he was handed for a shocking challenge on goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar.
‘I could be here all night screenshoting all of these types of comments,’ the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram.
Roofe’s teammate, Glen Kamara, meanwhile, was also at the centre of an ugly racism storm which overshadowed Rangers’ exit from the Europa League.
Kamara and his teammates reacted furiously int he 87th minute when after Ondrej Kudela whispered an alleged offensive slur in the Finland midfielder’s ear.
The incident spilled into a post-match skirmish, with Slavia chiefs claiming Kudela was ‘hit with fists’ by Kamara during a bust-up in the tunnel.
Slavia officials also hit back at Rangers’ claims, accusing the Ibrox club of ‘unprecedented malicious play’ with Roofe one of two Rangers players sent off on the night.
Kamara’s manager, Steven Gerrard, however, has stood by his player and urged UEFA too look into the matter and take decisive action.
He said: ‘Glen Kamara to me is one of my own, like the majority, all in that dressing room. I 100% believe what he is saying in terms of the accusation. Other players around him heard it so I will stand toe to toe with Glen Kamara and I’ll deal with this however Glen wants to deal with it.
‘I am proud of all my players, tonight showing solidarity and from the top of this club to the bottom we stand with the players. This situation is over to Uefa now. I just hope it doesn’t get brushed under the carpet.
‘Something needs to happen quickly. That is above me. But 100 per cent I stand beside Glen Kamara, whatever happens going forward.
‘Uefa will take this upon them I’m sure they will speak to both players and we will let other people deal with it. All I can confirm is that my player tells me he was racially abused.’