Reports from multiple sources, including the Evening Times, revealed on Wednesday afternoon, that Rangers goalkeeper, Allan McGregor, lost an appeal against his ban.

The Scotland no.1 had been given a two-match retrospective suspension on Friday, in relation to a challenge on Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson.

McGregor’s challenge was reckless, but worse have gone unpunished. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers urged the SFA to review the footage and reconsider, but the decision stands.

It’s the latest in a string of verdicts that have went against the club recently.

Alfredo Morelos was sent off during the same fixture. His appeal was also lost.

On that same night, both Jozo Simunovic and Scott Brown committed very poor challenges on Hibernian players, but somehow escaped any further punishment.

Simunovic knew he had caught Hibernian’s Oli Shaw. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Alan Power than got away with a blatant red card offence on Ryan Jack, during Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie at Kilmarnock.

Surely, if McGregor was cited, Power would be too?

Yet, he was cleared on Tuesday.

Each of these decisions have left Bears up in arms. There are claims of conspiracies from both the SFA and the media.

Even before the McGregor verdict, though, some had had enough.

At around 11am on Wednesday, a petition was drafted. It calls for the resignation of SFA compliance officer, Clare Whyte.

At the time of writing, it had over 2300 signatures.


While it’s unlikely that any amount of fan pressure will result in an SFA resignation, it shows the level of discontent currently felt by Rangers fans.

Elsewhere on Twitter, more supporters expressed their despair at the latest decision.

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