Tavernier: Rangers colleague "devastated" on three occasions
By Harry Sykes
Ryan Jack was “devastated” after being sent-off in the first half of Rangers’ defeat to Hibernian at Ibrox last weekend.
That is according to the midfielder’s teammate James Tavernier, who explained how shattered the summer signing was at being given his marching order in the first half of the 3-2 loss.
Tavernier explained on Thursday, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account, that Jack was “devastated straight away, at half-time and after the game”.
JT: Ryan was devastated straight away, at half-time and after the game. The club have appealed it and we’ll find out later today.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) August 17, 2017
The Scottish FA confirmed on Tuesday that the Glasgow giants have submitted an appeal against the sending-off and a decision is expected imminently.
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Midfielder Jack was sent off in the 36th minute of the volatile clash at Ibrox in a match that ended with a police probe and SFA investigation into Hibs manager Neil Lennon’s celebration of Scott Murray’s equalising goal.
Summer signing Jack lost his rag and his place on the pitch when he was shown a straight red card following an overly robust tussle with Dylan McGeouch.
Manager Pedro Caixinha confirmed in the aftermath of Saturday’s clash that Rangers’ intention was to appeal and the club have followed up with a formal case.
If Jack is let off, he will be in the running to feature in Saturday’s home fixture against Hearts as Caixinha’s side aim to bounce back immediately.