Alfredo Morelos: Rangers appeal striker’s yellow card for simulation against Aberdeen

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Rangers have lodged an appeal over the yellow card dished out to Alfredo Morelos for simulation in the Ibrox side’s Scottish Cup quarter-final replay defeat to Aberdeen.

The Colombian striker went down in the box as he challenged for the ball with Dons defender Andrew Considine - but match referee Kevin Clancy felt he had dived, and cautioned him.

Alfredo Morelos was booked for diving, but Rangers have appealed the caution. Picture: PA/Robert Perry

Alfredo Morelos was booked for diving, but Rangers have appealed the caution. Picture: PA/Robert Perry

But TV footage indicated there had been contact between the two players, prompting the Gers to appeal the 22-year-old’s 17th yellow card of the 2018/19 campaign.

A Scottish FA judicial panel will hear the case on Friday before making a decision on whether the striker was guilty of going down too easily.

If the appeal fails, Morelos will have to sit out Rangers’ next Scottish Cup game.