News emerged on Friday afternoon via multiple outlets, including BBC Sport, that Alfredo Morelos had lost an appeal against a yellow card picked up against Aberdeen.
The striker was booked half an hour into the midweek Scottish Cup quarter-final replay.

Morelos has also been sent off three times against the Dons this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That’s despite knowing a caution would rule him out of a potential semi-final clash with Celtic.
However, this time, it wasn’t for an act of petulance or a reckless challenge.
It was for simulation.
The problem with that, though, is that upon further inspection, there seemed to be contact.
The 22-year-old went over in the area under pressure from Andrew Considine and rather than a fully fledged dive, it looked as though the defender helped him on his way.

A one-match Scottish Cup ban still stands. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, for Rangers, the SFA judicial panel deemed there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn referee, Steven McLean’s decision.
Of course, given the defeat, there is no semi-final to miss.
Therefore, El Buffalo will be suspended for the club’s first Scottish Cup fixture next season.
It’s not the first time the Gers have lost such an appeal this season.
Most recently, Allan McGregor lost his fight against a two-match ban for violent conduct.

McGregor was banned retrospectively for a challenge on Lewis Ferguson. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

When the news broke on Friday afternoon, some Rangers fans were not impressed.
Here’s a selection of reactions:


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