Slavia Prague goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar clearly wasn’t faking an injury Thursday night during a match against the Glasgow Rangers when Kemar Roofe’s cleat met Kolar’s face and apparently embedded in his face. How do we know Kolar wasn’t faking it and just needed some of that magic spray soccer trainers use to heal wounded soldiers?
Because Kolar’s face was absolutely wrecked when the trainers got a good look at him. He was transported to a Glasgow hospital where he was reportedly diagnosed with a skull fracture, according to Scottish media outlets.
“At night medical examination in Glasgow revealed frontal sinus fracture on Ondrej Kolar’s head,” Slavia Prague wrote in a statement. “He will be transported to hospital after the team’s arrival in Prague.”
Let’s go to the footage:
Kemar Roofe out here taking keepers heads off. pic.twitter.com/30bEueeJly
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Roofe was shown a red card and immediately kicked out of the match. The match also included claims of racial abuse by a Slavia Prague player towards one of the Rangers players. Slavia Prague has since fought back and said their player was punched in the head by Glen Kamara and that there wasn’t racial abuse.
What’s clear here is that Kolar’s face is going to take some time to heal up, and UEFA has a racial abuse investigation on its hands. European soccer is officially heating up. Take that, COVID!
Rangers forward Kemar Roofe was sent off for this challenge on Slavia Prague goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar, who had to be stretchered off the field. pic.twitter.com/4d77e1vN3z
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