RANGERS striker Kemar Roofe was confronted in Prague as he made his way onto the team coach ahead of his side's Europa League fixture on Thursday night.

Steven Gerrard and his players flew out to the Czech capital on Wednesday ahead of their Group A clash with Sparta Prague, six months on from their controversial last-16 tie with Sparta's rivals Slavia Prague.

The Scottish champions were knocked out 3-1 on aggregate but the second leg at Ibrox was tarnished when Ondrej Kudela racially abused Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.

Roofe was dismissed earlier in that game following a reckless challenge that fractured Slavia goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar's skull, with the 28-year-old shown a straight red for dangerous play. The forward subsequently received a four-match ban from continental competiton.

"The tackle looks bad, it is bad for the goalkeeper," Roofe said of the incident at the time. "It hurt him a lot.

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"But it was not on purpose at all. I received a ball over the top from Connor Goldson and with the speed we play at, you can't move out the way or prevent things from happening. It was literally a bad accident.

"People that know me, they know I'm not that type of player or person. I never go on the pitch to fight or hurt somebody. All I want to do is play well and help the team win games. That's what I was trying to do."

After the Rangers players arrived in the Czech capital on Wednesday, a video posted on Twitter showed a man approaching Kamara outside the airport.

A voice can then be heard taunting Roofe for his challenge on Kolar back in March.

"Hey mate, have you come to injure another goalie?" the man can be heard asking before adding: "Butchers from Glasgow."