Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has boldly claimed that he wouldn’t be surprised if the compliance unit overturned Ryan Jack’s red card, which Rangers appealed on Tuesday.
Jack, 25, was shown a straight red in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie for following through on a challenge with Stevie May.
The Rangers midfielder won the ball initially, but made heavy contact with May’s shin, resulting in the Dons forward to have to go off injured.
Referee Willie Collum did not hesitate to give Jack his marching orders – the fourth time this season he has been sent off.
Rangers decided on Tuesday to appeal against the red card, risking a three game ban for Jack should the compliance unit decide to uphold it.
However BT Sport pundit Sutton has suggested that “anything is possible” on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday when quoting the news story about Jack’s appeal.
Anything is possible with the compliance unit…. https://t.co/7PCfdFrHhX
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 4, 2017
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) December 4, 2017
Sutton has already said that he believes Jack “knew what he was doing” when he went in heavy on May while the general consensus outside of Ibrox is that Collum was correct in his decision.
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has made it clear that Collum was spot on in brandishing the red card for endangering an opponent.
Jack has been a key player for the Gers this season and was arguably the best player on the pitch until he was sent off.
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