Rangers have launched an appeal against Alfredo Morelos’ red card against Aberdeen – but the Gers need to ask questions of Scottish FA bosses over the standard of officials.

The Colombian picked up his third red in four games against the Dons, with one later rescinded.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 13: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers and Veton Berisha of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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Morelos was sent off after apparently lashing out at Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna – who himself was sent off for kicking the Gers striker in the face.

After being sent off after an alleged altercation with the same player at Pittodrie at the start of the season only to see it thrown out, there’s something seriously wrong.

Morelos’ unfair repuation now seems to precede him and it appears he is being refereed to a different standard.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Kyle Lafferty of Rangers remonstrates with referee Steven McLean after Alfredo Morelos of Rangers lis given a second yellow card during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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While there’s no doubt he needs to walk away at times, there was little reason for him to be sent off last night.

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Had there been any sort of reaction from McKenna to being apparently stamped on in the groin then there might have been an argument for it.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers heads at goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Dons defender didn’t even flinch yet we’re to buy that Morelos was somehow guilty of violent conduct?

After seeing Ryan Jack have multiple red cards rescinded last season, we’re now looking at a repeat with Morelos.

Instead of hauling players over the coals, it’s maybe time we started with the officials instead.