Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack picked up his fourth red card of the season against Aberdeen on Sunday and – unless the midfielder drastically changes things – he’s only going to kill his Ibrox career before it’s had the chance to really get going.
Jack, 25, was dismissed after following through on a challenge on Aberdeen’s Stevie May and was shown a straight red card by referee Willie Collum in the Gers 2-1 win at Pittodrie.
Jack had already been sent off against Hibs, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock – the Hibs and Killie dismissals were later rescinded – but needs to learn a lesson quickly before he garners any more of a reputation as a hothead.
The red card at Pittodrie was harsh but ultimately unlikely to be cleared leaving the Gers without a star performer at a vital time in the campaign.
With four red cards before Christmas, Jack could be still find himself in more hot water as the season progresses.
With a new manager on the horizon, one of the first things that will need to be done is a quiet word in Jack’s ear.
By all means be passionate and wear your heart on your sleeve but he needs to learn not to put himself in situations where he gives referees a decision to make.
Just ask Joe Garner what happens when it comes to officials giving a player the benefit of the doubt when he’s built up a reputation for bookings or red cards.