Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch thinks Allan McGregor should “probably” have been red carded for his challenge on Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson that saw him cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer.

He’ll have a hearing at Hampden this week to determine his fate but his former team-mate told the Evening Times that he should’ve seen red.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Lee McCulloch of Rangers celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Gers keeper made contact with Ferguson when sliding out to collect the ball.

McGregor has since been banned for two games – pending the outcome of his hearing.

McCulloch does think though that the re-refereeing of games “has to stop” but doesn’t know the best solution.

“Everyone is going to have an opinion on the Scottish FA disciplinary system and then everyone is going to have an opinion on every incident that is raised, or not raised in some cases,” McCulloch told the Evening Times.

 

“We are seeing games getting re-refereed the next day and that has to stop. I don’t know what the best solution is right now, though.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 12: Allan McGregor of Rangers during Rangers FC Training and Press Conference at Weststadion on December 12, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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“Allan McGregor has been cited for his challenge on Lewis Ferguson last week and you would probably say that the challenge is a red card.”

McGregor’s challenge wasn’t a nasty one and will be seen in games across the country every weekend.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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McCulloch’s view that it is “probably” is a difficult one to agree with.

The Gers keeper isn’t likely to rush out for the ball and dive head first if he can avoid it.

If his ban is upheld then he’ll miss this weekend’s clash with St. Johnstone and the Scottish Cup replay against Kilmarnock.

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