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Rangers launch appeal over Jack dismissal

Rangers v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Rangers have lodged an appeal with the Scottish FA over Ryan Jack's red card in the 3-2 defeat to Hibs at the weekend.

Jack was sent off after an incident with Anthony Stokes where both players went head to head and Stokes grabbed Jack by the throat, however, it was only the Rangers midfielder who was punished by referee John Beaton.

The red card was just one of a series of baffling decisions by Beaton who had one of the worst refereeing performances seen at Ibrox in years; Alfredo Morelos was booked for being rugby tackled and James Tavernier booked for being punched then wrestled to the ground by Stokes.

Pedro Caixinha revealed after Saturday's match that he intended to appeal, saying: “I’m not that type of guy that speaks about the referee and I always take my responsibilities but I think that everyone involved in the game needs to take their own responsibilities.

“To be fair it was the first time I checked the website to see who was refereeing the game and I saw it and I said: Ok, let’s hope things go in the right direction.

“It was also the first time that I went to see some images after the match and I invited the referee to do the same so I could tell him.

“We are going to appeal and we are going to show the images in the same way I offered to show the referee.”