Alan Hutton has urged Uefa to ban Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela from all European competitions if found guilty of racially abusing Rangers ace Glen Kamara.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender insisted officials needed to make a “massive stand” by handing out some “serious” punishment.
As detailed by Sky Sports, Police Scotland have joined Uefa in launching an investigation into the allegations against Kudela.
The 34-year-old appeared to whisper something to Kamara which led to a clash between players in Slavia’s 2-0 win at Ibrox.
Hutton, who was at Ibrox for the game, insisted fines were not enough to stamp racism out the game.
He urged Uefa to ban Kudela from European competitions if found guilty.
Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Hopefully we’ll see Uefa taking a massive stand here. If they don’t, this is going to continue. We need to get this stamped out and this could be the marker put down.
“I understand it’s a very difficult situation because you need to have that proof. We can all look at the reaction and that speaks 1000 words for me. The way the boys reacted to it, if that was just a swear word, nobody is going to react that way.
“I understand it’s going to be difficult for Uefa. If it comes across that he has said what he did, he should just be banned from the competition. Simple as that.
“They have to put a marker down to show this is not acceptable and if it happens again, this is the punishment.
“You can’t fine a club £20,000, £30,000 because that’s nothing to them. Slavia Prague are a team much like Rangers, they have quite a big budget. They’ve got a decent team so you need to show them that this is not acceptable. Just get him out the competitions, ban the player.
“It’s a difficult situation, there’s probably going to be a lot of investigation into what happened. They need to put a marker down here and a serious one.”