Former Rangers and Aberdeen midfielder Jim Bett has claimed that Ryan Jack’s dismissal at Pittodrie was the correct call but believes he “won’t be the last” to be sent-off when the two sides clash again.
Jack was dismissed after following through on a 50/50 challenge with Aberdeen’s Stevie May which left the Dons striker writhing in agony at Pittodire on Sunday.
It was Jack’s fourth red card of the season so far however two were later rescinded by the Scottish FA.
Bett believes the Rangers midfielder left referee Willie Collum with no option but to produce a red card midway through the second-half in the Gers’ 2-1 win.
“I think it was a pretty obvious red card,” Bett said, as quoted by The Herald.
“He did get the ball first but his follow through looked pretty bad on the replay so I don’t think the referee had any choice but to give him a red card.
“He did get the ball first but it didn’t look good.
“Rangers against Aberdeen is always a good contest and the midfield is an area where the game can be won and lost.
“There were always going to be one or two things happening and it won’t be the last time in that fixture.”
Jack had been the best player on the pitch up to the red card and was clearly enjoying his first trip back to Pittodrie as a Rangers player despite the home fans booing his every touch of the ball.
The 25-year-old spent 13 years with the Dons – making 250 appearances for the Reds – and was appointed club captain in 2014 before swapping Aberdeen for Glasgow in the summer.
Two wins over Aberdeen in the space of four days have propelled the Gers from fourth in the Scottish Premiership up into second ahead of Derek McInnes’ side.
Jack has made 19 appearances for the Gers since signing for them in June.
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