Rangers fans react on Twitter after Murty delivers verdict on Kiernan red
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans have called upon Graeme Murty to change his mind about appealing Rob Kiernan’s red card that he picked up on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old was shown a straight red for a two-footed lunge on Graham Cummins which left his side in a lurch against St. Johnstone, who staged a late comeback after Rangers held a 2-0 lead.
Thankfully Emerson Hyndman spared Kiernan’s blushes to score a late winner to end the game 3-2 to Murty’s side.
The Light Blues caretaker boss clearly believes that Kiernan’s challenge was not worthy of a red card and has announced in a press conference on Thursday that was covered by the club’s official Twitter page that he will look to appeal to decision.
“I think Rob Kiernan’s red card is worth an appeal and that is our intention,” Murty said.
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GM: I think Rob Kiernan's red card is worth an appeal and that is our intention.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 2, 2017
However fans seem bemused by this move from the caretaker boss and don’t think it’s worth an appeal.
Kiernan has come in for some harsh criticism though from the Ibrox faithful in recent weeks so they could be saying this just to remain hopeful that the centre-back is suspended for a period of time.
Here is a selection of tweets from Rangers fans:
Murty saying Kiernan's red card is worth an appeal and that's the intention. No it really isn't, ban him for the next 50 games in Scotland.
— Kirsten ???? (@kirsten93_) March 2, 2017
Graeme Murty appealing Kiernan's red from last night is a no from me ????❌
— Natalie-Megan (@nastynatnic) March 2, 2017
its really not. please don't appeal
— Darren ???????????????????????? (@Livodaz) March 2, 2017
NAW!! Somebody stop him
— Terry Munro (@Carzy1994) March 2, 2017
no it isn't . Red all day long
— im blue (@Kilky43) March 2, 2017
do us all a favour and keep him suspended
— Dale (@DaleKerr93) March 2, 2017
appeal to get the ban lengthened
— Doug Shearer (@DougShearer1969) March 2, 2017
Rangers’ next game is against St. Mirren in a Scottish Cup quarter final tie on Saturday.
In other Rangers news, Hyndman delivers a Twitter message after Wednesday’s win.