'Not fit for purpose' - Rangers fans react to Thursday midfielder announcement
By James Black
Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has given Graeme Murty a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle after his suspension was overturned by the Scottish FA, leading fans to blast the SFA over the whole affair.
Jack was dismissed in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock after a confrontation with Kirk Broadfoot left the Killie defender on the ground.
Broadfoot made a number of attempts to stand on Jack’s feet before going down theatrically and clutching his face
The referee originally booked Jack before the fourth official intervened and the Ibrox midfielder was shown a straight red.
The Light Blues appealed the decision and it was announced by the Scottish FA on Thursday that they agreed Jack shouldn’t have been sent off as they rescinded a second red card for the 25-year-old this season.
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Jack also had a sending off against Hibs wiped after being wrong-accused headbutting Anthony Stokes.
Since joining the Gers over the summer, Jack has been dismissed three times but with two of them later being rescinded Rangers fans are furious with the Scottish FA.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Ryan Jack`s two rescinded cards happened in games that Rangers dropped 5 points it is about time Rangers went nuclear on this matter
— David Allan (@davidallan606) November 2, 2017
So that's twice referee's have sent off Ryan Jack this season and both have been rescinded ????????????
— Bill Fyfe (@bill_fyfe) November 2, 2017
So Ryan Jack's red card rescinded again. Any punishment to the refs or Broadfoot ????
— young Marj (@madmarj3003) November 2, 2017
— Mev (@kennylanglea) November 2, 2017
2nd red card for Ryan Jack resinded this season, the standard of Scottish referees is a joke! Lost points because of these numpties
— James Dow (@Superdow) November 2, 2017
Ryan Jack has won his appeal for his red card against Kilmarnock. Attention must now turn to referee standards.
— Zahid Ul-Hassan (@zahid1980) November 2, 2017
Twice now Ryan Jack sent off and been appealed and rescinded. Both games have led to dropped points, SFA and referees not fit for purpose
— Chris Mclean (@chrismclean124) November 2, 2017
Ryan Jack has had more red cards overturned than he's had red cards. It's a shocking state of affairs.
— Alasdair McKillop (@AGMcKillop) November 2, 2017
Rangers have dropped points in both games Jack was wrongly sent-off.
The Gers lost at home to Hibs before conceding a calamitous late equaliser against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.