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25th Oct, 2017 | 6:30am

'Board are as bad as the manager' - Rangers fans react to Tuesday club statement

By James Black

Rangers released a statement on Tuesday hammering the Scottish FA over their decision to offer Bruno Alves a two-match ban for violent conduct on the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Motherwell.

The Ibrox club believe that the decision to cite Alves for aiming a kick at Motherwell’s Louis Moult – while ignoring Moult’s retaliatory kick and Ryan Bowman’s elbow-smash which left Fabio Cardoso soaked in blood – is “devoid of credibility and balance.”

Alves and Moult clashed late on in the 2-0 win for the Steelmen with referee Steven McLean failing to spot either player’s action before Moult got involved in a confrontation with Eduardo Herrera.

The majority of Rangers fans are furious at the decision and have applauded the club’s fierce statement, apart from one who said that “talk is cheap” and suggested that the “board are as bad” as under-fire boss Pedro Caixinha.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

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https://twitter.com/levi_stubbs/status/922864527749926912

Rangers are now likely to be without Alves when they travel to Murrayfield this weekend to face Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

Barring the SFA from convening a disciplinary hearing tomorrow, Alves will be free to play against Kilmarnock at Ibrox tomorrow night.

With Fabio Cardoso likely missing the next few games after having his nose broken, Pedro Caixinha may have to play Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie together in central defence.

Aidan Wilson and David Bates could also come into Caixinha’s selection plans if Alves’ ban is upheld.

In other Rangers news, this Gers first-teamer has attended hospital after the game on Sunday.

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