Rangers will contest controversial Scottish FA ban for Ibrox star
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Rangers will contest controversial Scottish FA ban for Ibrox star

Rangers will contest Kemar Roofe’s two-game retrospective ban, Steven Gerrard has confirmed.

The Light Blues striker was charged on Friday by the Scottish FA and will face a Hampden disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after his challenge on St. Johnstone’s Murray Davidson.

Roofe in action against St Johnstone (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Roofe was a substitute in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership, replacing Cedric Itten for the final 25 minutes at  the Hope CBD Stadium as Gerrard’s side put in a turgid performance.

Roofe could miss games with Kilmarnock and and Dundee United if his ban is upheld with Alfredo Morelos already suspended for the Killie tie.

St. Johnstone boss Callum Davidson defended Roofe after the challenge, insisting TV pictures made it look worse than it was – although many Ragers fans felt it merited a red card at the time.

Despite being booked by the referee at the time, Roofe was cited for Serious Foul Play on Friday afternoon – one of only a handful of players to face action after the referee dealt with it in-game.

Roofe is yellow carded by referee David Munro after his challenge on Murray Davidson (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Morelos has been cited twice this season by the Scottish FA, with similar incidents going unpunished, leading to Rangers calling for more clarity over  the disciplinary process and the way players are cited.

The Rangers star wasn’t pleased when news broke of his charge, taking to Instagram to vent his fury indirectly