Slavia Prague have furiously defended their player Ondrej Kudela and refuted claims he racially abused Rangers' Glen Kamara.

The Europa League clash between the two clubs at Ibrox last night ended with angry exchanges between players as well as members of both coaching staff when it was alleged that Kudela had approached Kamara and made a racist comment.

Steven Gerrard revealed his player told him of the accusations and the manager insisted he would back Kamara '100 percent'. But in the aftermath, Slavia released a statement in support of their own player, insisting he had not made any racist comments and claiming he was PUNCHED following the game by Kamara. They claim Gerrard witnessed the alleged attack.

The Czech outfit also took aim at Gers for 'unprecedentedly malicious' play, claiming 'many fouls' from the Glasgow giants had resulted in injury of their players.

The statement read: "Slavia resolutely denies the disgusting accusation of one of the team captains Ondřej Kúdela of racist behaviour. Already the founders of our club gave us crest where white colour means “the purity of the idea of sports and fair contest where the rival is not our enemy, but respected opponent.” Today, Slavia is an international club based on respect for our opponents and mutual respect of all people and cultures.

"After one of the brutal fouls, Ondřej Kúdela spoke to one of the Rangers players. “I told him ‘You f***ing guy’. It was said in emotions, but I absolutely deny there was anything racist in those words,” Kúdela stated.

"Slavia players faced an unprecedentedly malicious play from their opponents. They have never experienced such play in any game they participated in modern history of the European competitions. Many brutal tackles resulted in injuries of our players. Goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář was taken to hospital with ten stitches on his head.

"After the end of the game, the team was not allowed to enter the dressing room. Ondřej Kúdela was assaulted by player Kamara and hit with fists in the head when Rangers manager Steven Gerrard witnessed the incident. Even the UEFA representatives who were also present on the site of the incident were shocked by this behaviour.

"The team is now safe accompanied by the Scottish police."

Rangers have been approached for comment.