Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack wins red card appeal

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Ryan Jack has won his appeal against the red card he received in Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

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Ryan Jack, second left, was shown a red card after Kirk Broadfoot hit the deck. Picture: SNS

Ryan Jack, second left, was shown a red card after Kirk Broadfoot hit the deck. Picture: SNS

The Ibrox midfielder got into an altercation with opposing defender Kirk Broadfoot, who hit the deck claiming to have been struck in the face.

Referee Alan Muir initially decided to book Jack, but chose to send the Rangers player off on the advice of the fourth official.

The SFA appeals panel have now deemed the original punishment to be fair and have downgraded Jack’s red card to a yellow.

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It’s the second time this season the summer signing from Aberdeen has had a red card rescinded. Similarly, an alleged headbutt on Anthony Stokes in Rangers’ 3-2 defeat against Hibs was downgraded to a yellow on appeal.

He will now be available for selection when Rangers host Partick Thistle this coming Saturday.

In the immediate aftermath of Jack’s sending off, team-mate Daniel Candeias missed a penalty and Rangers conceded an injury-time equaliser to Kilmarnock.

This would prove to be Pedro Caixinha’s last game in charge. He was sacked the following morning.

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