Jim Bett ridicules Rangers decision to appeal Ryan Jack red card

16 May 1990:  Jim Bett of Scotland takes on Ismail Youssef of Egypt during a match at the Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland. Egypt won the match 3-1. \ Mandatory Credit: Dan  Smith

Ibrox ace Ryan Jack was sent off during Rangers win over Aberdeen.

May 1986:  Jim Bett of Aberdeen in action during the Scottish Cup Final match against Heart of Midlothian played at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.  Aberdeen won the match 3-0.         \...

Former Rangers midfielder Jim Bett has questioned his old side's decision to appeal midfielder Ryan Jack's red card against Aberdeen, when speaking to the Scottish Herald.

Jack, 25, was shown his fourth red card of the season for a lunge on Aberdeen striker Stevie May, which referee Willie Collum deemed to be dangerous during the Gers' 2-1 win at Pittodrie.

Replays showed former Aberdeen ace Jack winning a 50-50 challenge after a heavy touch, but following through on May's ankle that saw the former Sheffield Wednesday striker come off worse.

Depay Memphis of Netherlands vies with Ryan Jack of Scotland during the International Friendly between Scotland and Netherlands at Pittodrie Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Aberdeen,...

Bett believes that Jack deserved to be shown red and does not agree with the club's decision to appeal the dismissal, despite Jack seeing two of his previous three red cards overturned by the Scottish Football Association.

“I think it was a pretty obvious red card,” Bett said. “He did get the ball first but his follow through looked pretty bad on the replay so I don’t think the referee had any choice but to give him a red card. He did get the ball first but it didn’t look good.

“I don’t know what Rangers are doing trying to get it overturned. It was a red card and that’s it. You could see it was a red card. The two of them went for the ball but Ryan caught him on the ankle. It didn’t look good.”

Rangers Head Coach Graeme Murty looks on during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers earned a second win over Aberdeen in the space of five days following Wednesday night's 3-0 win, with goals from Danny Wilson and Josh Windass enough to brush aside Derek McInnes' side.

Interim manager Graeme Murty's fourth win in six games was enough to take the Gers into second place in the Scottish Premiership, with a permanent manager yet to be announced.

Rangers' number eight Jack could now miss games against Ross County, Hibernian and St. Johnstone, if his appeal is unsuccessful.

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