By Mike Slater

15th Apr, 2022 | 5:45pm

Michael Beale fumes at Braga red card in huge Rangers win in Europa League this week

Michael Beale has fumed at the red card handed to Braga defender Vitor Tormena in Rangers win in the Europa League last night.

The former Bears coach worked with the South American during their time at Sao Paulo, and he admitted he was “lovely” to work with.

The officials deemed Tormena to have purposely brought down Kemar Roofe before James Tavernier smashed home the spot kick.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Beale reacted to the major talking point at the end of the first half at Ibrox.

“Tormena, a young boy that was in the reserve team at São Paulo and trained with us on a daily basis,” he wrote.

“He was the defensive partner of Eder Militão. Lovely boy & doing very well at Braga. It’s great to see him playing at the level he is. It was a penalty, but a very harsh red card.”

Fumed.

Looking back on it now, we have to say that Beale is probably right.

How many times has the officials or VAR gone against us this season though? It was about time we got one that went our way.

Technology disallowed Kemar Roofe’s first goal after a so-called deliberate handball from Borna Barisic before his delivery.

What we must say is that if Barisic deliberately handled, then Tormena deliberately brought down Roofe.

Braga completely lost their heads at the biggest times of the game at Ibrox, and that is on them, no one made them make those tackles.

There were no complaints about the second red in extra time, and Roofe finally got the goal that he deserved after two were disallowed.

The only thing that matters now are those semi-finals, and we already cannot wait to take on RB Leipzig – what an achievement.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart has shared his reaction to a “huge” development at Ibrox to come in April