Ondrej Kolar has spoken out about the hate mail he has received since Kemar Roofe fractured his skull.
The Slavia Prague keeper was on the receiving end of a horrendous challenge as the striker raised his boot to head height, bent his knee then stuck his boot into the keeper’s face.
Kolar’s forehead took the main impact, after five minutes treatment on the pitch he was stretchered off with that incident virtually forgotten about in Scottish coverage of the match.
No Ibrox players have been sent off in domestic matches this season but soon after Roofe was red carded he was followed into the dressing room by Leon Ballogun.
UEFA have still to announce the suspensions for the Ibrox duo with the club also under investigation for incidents after the match which saw Slavia use the Czech Embassy in London to make a criminal complaint.
Roofe has defended his ‘challenge’ with no apology offered to the Slavia keeper, in The Sun Kolar said:
I read what he said. He said he was first to the ball, but he didn’t add that he kicked it out of my hand, collided with my leg and hit me on the head.
He saw me the whole time. Anyone who has ever kicked a ball knows that the foot can always be pulled down. It’s a game of football, it shouldn’t be about my health.
If I ever met him again I’d say nothing. I’d wait for him to see if he apologised and asked about my health.
I waited for Roofe to write me a message on Instagram for example. Instead, I read hate messages from Rangers fans, ‘he should have kicked your head in’…’he should have broken your spine.’
I know things aren’t good between Slavia and Rangers right now, but that?
I was disappointed that Roofe did not apologise through the media. I’m not vindictive, I don’t need him to give me something back, but he should think more because maybe the next time, he could ruin someone’s life.
Slavia are at home to Arsenal tomorrow, looking to build on their 1-1 draw in London to book a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.