Rangers star Andy Halliday has told the Daily Mail that Alan Power should have been sent-off in the 0-0 Scottish Cup draw with Kilmarnock – and compared it with Sadio Mane’s challenge on Man City’s Ederson last season.
Power was booked for his high boot to Ryan Jack’s head after 25 minutes and some Rangers fans were left furious at the decision.
Halliday doesn’t think it was a deliberate attempt to hurt Jack – but is adamant the Killie man should’ve been dismissed.
“If you watch it back – and I’ve got the best view on the pitch, I’m just five, six yards away from it – it’s a red card. It’s as simple as that,” Halliday said.
“I don’t think it’s intent but it’s endangering an opponent. That’s clear, there’s no grey area in that. I agree, he certainly didn’t mean it.
“But I can remember, Sadio Mane on Ederson last year… exact same tackle, red card.”
Despite needing some treatment, Jack was able to continue the game as they looked to reach they fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
The Rugby Park stalemate means both sides will meet again at Ibrox in a replay after James Tavernier’s first-half penalty miss.
The Gers badly missed Alfredo Morelos last night and the Colombian will be a welcome sight if he returns in the replay.