Rangers leading the charge for change in Scottish football
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Rangers to "press" for rule change on two yellow card appeals

Rangers “will be pressing” for a rule change after the club were fined £6000 for the fallout of Daniel Candeias red card against St. Mirren in November.

The club also remain aggrieved that the Candeias red wasn’t rescinded.

Under SFA rules, a red card given for two yellow cards cannot be appealed. But it didn’t stop Rangers trying.

The fallout refers to a statement Rangers made in the wake of Daniel Candeias being sent off against St. Mirren. The second yellow appeared to be harsh. It has since been put down to Daniel Candeias blowing kisses at the opposition.

Daniel Candeias red card against St. Mirren was described as “embarrassing” by Steven Gerrard. (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

In the statement, Rangers also criticise referee Willie Collum’s performance. The club then refer to “underlying issues which requires to be addressed”. It is clear now that this was in reference to the two yellow card appeals issue.

But Rangers were fined after being found guilty of inappropriate conduct and criticising an official and indicating bias. They were cleared of another charge of bringing the game into disrepute.

Club remain aggrieved

The club are noticeably disgruntled by the entire thing an Official Spokesperson, as quoted in the Daily Record, had this to say:

“We are pleased that the majority of charges raised against the club
have been dismissed.

“We remain convinced that the second yellow and red card issued to Daniel Candeias was mistaken and should have been rescinded.

Rangers want to see a change to the rules in Scotland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“But it seems clear that for a red card issued after a second yellow to be rescinded in circumstances where an obvious refereeing error has occurred will require a change to the rulebook.

“Rangers will be pressing for that change to be made and would hope that the Scottish FA would support this request.”

Rangers clearly remain hopeful that this rule change can come in to place. It was a pretty poor call from the referee and the incident could’ve been amended by rescinding the red card.

Instead, Rangers are leading the charge to amend the law.

 

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