Rangers ahead Kemar Roofe has shared racist abuse he suffered on social media after being despatched off towards Slavia Prague for one of many worst tackles in current occasions because the Scottish Premiership champions’ lengthy Europa League journey got here to an finish.
Simply seven minutes after approaching instead, the previous Leeds striker was making his approach again off after his excessive deal with on Ondrej Kolar left blood pouring from the goalkeeper’s head.
Chasing an extended Goldson go, Roofe lunged ahead with a excessive boot that flew into the keeper’s face and referee Orel Grinfeld instantly flashed pink.
He was proven pink as Steven Gerrard’s males chased an equaliser following Peter Olayink opener after simply 13 minutes. And issues bought even worse for Rangers shortly after Roofe’s dismissal.
Simply 12 minutes later, Leon Balogun was additionally handed his marching orders for a second yellow after crunching into Jan Boril.
Gers’ exceptional run was all however killed off as Nicolae Stanciu swept dwelling a shocking free-kick to make it 2-Zero on the evening.
Revealing the racist abuse he was subjected to on-line, the 28-year-old mentioned: “I may very well be right here all evening screenshoting all of these kind of feedback.”
Jason Cundy mentioned on Sports activities Bar that Roofe deserved a prolonged ban for his ‘cowards’ problem following Rangers’ defeat.
“It’s an appalling problem,” he informed talkSPORT. “They should throw the e book at him. They should ban him for a very long time as a result of it’s a disgusting appalling problem.
“The keeper couldn’t play on. He is aware of what he’s doing, he’s adopted by way of with the studs in his head. I’d ban him for eight to 10 video games, no matter they throw at him there might be no complaints.
“Go for 10 and so they’ll attraction it and he’ll get eight. It’s a cowards problem as a result of he is aware of the goalkeeper has bought to go together with his palms and he is aware of he’s going to guide together with his foot, follows by way of, and catches him on the top. It’s appalling.”
Cundy’s co-host, Andy Goldstein, added: “I’ve seen a number of challenges in soccer that I name horrific; like it’s a must to flip away. The one which jumps off the web page to me is Harald Schumacher on [Patrick] Battiston.
“This one I’ve seen by Kemar Roofe I feel is worse than that. It’s despicable and completely disgusting. You [Jason] simply confirmed me an image of the goalkeeper’s face – he’s bought a gash on his brow… half his brow is open.”