Date: 15th April 2021 at 9:30am
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UEFA have finally handed out the suspensions for Rangers infamous last 16 second-leg clash with Slavia Prague, the fallout from which has yet to be fully resolved.

Ondrej Kudela has been given the minimum 10-game ban for racist abuse but the bad news is that Glen Kamara has been suspended for three games and Kemar Roofe for four for his red card tackle.

Rangers are appealing the suspensions, and, with the Champions League qualifiers being four games, the last thing Steven Gerrard would want is to be without two of his key players.

Roofe’s ban was for “dangerously assaulting another player” and when you consider that he had his eyes on the ball the whole time, a classification of “reckless” is surely more appropriate?

Gers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news, surprised at the length, considering the lack of intent.

UEFA have never been consistent with their punishments and leave themselves wide open when it comes to the appeals process, hopefully Rangers will be successful because four games for an accidental collision is excessive, regardless of the injury sustained by the player.