Steven Gerrard revealed that his Rangers side has no apprehension about the racist abuse they will face when they visit Sparta Prague in the Europa League. They travel to the Czech Republic six months after midfielder Glen Kamara was subjected to racist abuse. He has no concerns this time around but insisted that the change needs to come from the people in positions of power. Rangers are looking to win the Europa League after failing to qualify for the Champions League.
“No, I have spoken to the majority of my players in the last couple of days and we spoke about the game.” Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said. “Glen (Kamara) and Kemar (Roofe), who were affected from the last game, are in a good place and looking forward. Both want to come and put a performance in for the team. There is no apprehension as far as I am concerned. I have had assurances that everything is going to be fine.”
“Everyone involved in the game, we are always looking for improvements. We are always looking for the powers that be to step forward and show leadership,” he added. “We know that it is not totally out of the game or eradicated, there is still more work and education to be put in place. In my position, you can only talk and say certain things and push and support. It is for people who are in higher places than me that can only make the difference and the change.”
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