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Rangers fans on Twitter fume as Candeias ban is upheld

Rangers fans on Twitter fume as Candeias ban is upheld

This morning saw The Daily Record take to Twitter to show off their ‘exclusive’ story about how Daniel Candeias would be banned for The Gers clash with Motherwell this weekend after his club’s appeal was unsuccessful. The Bluenoses aimed to get Candeias red card against St Mirren overturned after there was supposedly a case of mistaken identity.

In the end, it turned out that mistaken identity wasn’t the case when Candeias was dismissed, meaning that the two yellows the Portuguese winger received were justified and his ban now stands, although The Gers are still fuming with the decision. If there was no case of mistaken identity to argue then the club would have been unable to appeal their passionate winger’s send-off, a fact that has left the fans fuming.

Rangers fans are now calling for the rules over appealing bans to be looked at as they’re increasingly frustrated with the fact that they’ll have to go into their game against Motherwell on Sunday without the in-form Candeias. Add to the fact that Ryan Kent is also out with a muscle injury and the problems are piling up for Steven Gerrard. He’ll be able to field his 30-year-old winger this evening against Spartak Moscow and will hope he can grab a win there, but Motherwell will be a whole different test now.

You can read The Bluenoses’ verdict on the Candeias appeal here:

The Gers are far from happy with this SFA call and will hope they can get it right next time, although they won’t be holding their breath.

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