Speaking recently to BBC Sportsound, John Collins stated his astonishment at Glasgow Rangers’ decision to appeal Gers striker Kemar Roofe’s two-match ban.
After initially being shown a yellow card by David Munro for his challenge on St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson in the first half of Gers’ 1-0 victory against Callum Davidson’s side, Roofe was subsequently issued with a notice of complaint and handed a two-match ban for the tackle, as a panel of three former referees came to the conclusion the challenge should have been deemed as serious foul play by Munro.
He said: “I don’t understand why they are appealing that. I think he’s high, he’s over the ball and he’s caught the guy on the ankle. Anybody that has watched that and says that’s not dangerous or could cause an injury is not seeing what I’m seeing.”
Should Roofe have been sent off?
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With the BBC stating in their match report for the game that Rangers were ‘fortunate not to have Kemar Roofe sent off’ for the challenge on Davidson, it would appear that Collins is not alone in his opinion that Gers’ appeal against the ban could be a waste of time, as the general consensus seems to be that the tackle deserved a red card.
However, with the SFA hearing regarding the ban originally being set for Tuesday, it was announced on the morning of the meeting that the hearing has now been pushed back 24 hours, meaning that Gerrard and Gers will be left to sweat over the fate of Roofe until Wednesday.
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