Rangers’s Fifth Round Scottish Cup tie against Kilmarnock on Saturday evening, was a scrappy affair.
In the first half, there was only one glaring opportunity for the visitors.
It was a James Tavernier penalty, which was saved by Killie keeper, Daniel Bachmann.
An Alan Power challenge on Ryan Jack.
With the ball in between the two midfielders, Jack chose to go with his head, whereas the Killlie man opted for his boot.
That’s not usually a recipe for a happy ending and this case was no exception.
Power caught Jack flush in face with his studs.
In some instances, these things can look worse than they are.
One player stoops to head the ball and the other, with only a slightly raised leg, catches his opponent.
Yet, that was not the case here.
A picture posted by the Rangers Twitter account at half-time, shows Power’s foot to be at genuine head height.
📸 A closely contested first-half at Rugby Park. pic.twitter.com/MTbpCB209V
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2019
Clearly, if your foot is that far away from your body, you are not in full control. It was reckless at best.
He only received a yellow card, though.
That cause consternation among some Rangers fans on Twitter.
Straight red worthy
— MT (@Matt_2k8) February 9, 2019
— Rangers FC NL 🇳🇱🇬🇧 (@RangersFCNL) February 9, 2019
Red card every day of the week
— Brian Burke (@BB_RFC) February 9, 2019
Morelos got sent off for much less
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) February 9, 2019
If that was jack on Alan Power he’d be walking down the tunnel. Jack lucky not to get a sore one there
— Niall Goldie (@Niall96Goldie) February 9, 2019
Will Sportscene be debating this clear red card offence tonight I wonder? 🤔
— James (@James1o1o) February 9, 2019