Kris Commons slams Rangers' Ryan Jack for red card challenge

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack was sent off during the Ibrox side's Scottish Premiership win on Sunday.

Ryan Jack of Rangers gets in his cross into the penalty box during the Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

Kris Commons has told Sky Sports' live post-match coverage of Rangers' Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen (broadcast on 3rd December 2017 from 12:00 pm) that he has no sympathy for Ryan Jack after he was dismissed in the fixture, insisting that his challenge on Stevie May was disgusting.

The Gers were 1-0 up 10 minutes into the second-half at Pittodrie when Jack left the referee with a decision to make after a challenge saw him play the ball but then follow through and catch Dons forward May with his studs around his shin. 

Ryan Jack of Rangers and Tomas Rogic of Celtic battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

The official proceeded to dismiss the former Aberdeen man - who has seen red four times in his Gers career already, though not all of them have subsequently stood - and Commons clearly felt that it was the right decision to send the midfielder off.

"It's a disgusting challenge," he told Sky Sports.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"I'll tell you what, Stevie May's lucky he's not going off on a stretcher. It could've wrecked his whole career, could've snapped his leg in two, it was a disgusting challenge."

It would certainly be no surprise if Jack's dismissal divides those who saw it. The contact with May is incredibly nasty, and there may be those who, like Commons, believe that Jack was able to prevent himself flying in further once the ball was won.

However, there may be those who feel that the summer signing could have done little to avoid the contact with the leg not changing its path after it had won the ball and with May running towards him. 

Of course, the potential suspension is certainly not ideal for Rangers, but Graeme Murty will be glad that the decision did not cost them as they scored their second goal just seven minutes after the red card, and saw the contest out after Aberdeen had got a goal back.

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