Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Rangers will be appealing the SFA’s decision to issue Kemar Roofe with a notice of complaint.
The SFA have announced that they are charging the Gers striker with serious foul play following a challenge he committed against St Johnstone in the week.
Gerrard has now stated that the club will appeal this decision following Sunday’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Hamilton.
Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell has stated on Twitter that the club will contest the decision to cite Roofe with a hearing set for Tuesday.
The last thing Rangers need is another striker suspended with Alfredo Morelos currently serving a ban for a stamp on Ryan Porteous.
The club clearly feel like they have a case to fight and after watching the replays, it looks like it may be easy to fight the charge.
It is very hard to claim that Roofe’s challenge constitutes ‘serious foul play’ as it was a genuine attempt for the ball.
In any case, the referee issued Roofe with a yellow card at the time and that is punishment enough and deserved for the poor tackle.
The forward didn’t attack anyone or strike someone off the ball, it was a genuine attempt for the ball that he managed to mistime.
This happens every week in football and it is rare you see a challenge like that defined as ‘serious foul play’.
We think the club is right to contest this decision and hopefully this frankly ridiculous charge is dropped.
In other Rangers news, fans slammed this “rotten” player at half-time against Accies.