Rangers star Kemar Roofe to learn SFA fate tomorrow over challenge on St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson – The Scottish Sun

KEMAR Roofe will discover tomorrow whether he is set to face any further action over his challenge on Murray Davidson.

The St Johnstone midfielder is rated doubtful for the club’s Betfred Cup final after he got a sore one from the Gers striker during the 1-0 Ibrox win on Wednesday night.

Rangers star Kemar Roofe tackles St Johnstone ace Murray Davidson


Rangers star Kemar Roofe tackles St Johnstone ace Murray Davidson

Referee David Munro decided a yellow card was sufficient punishment after Roofe caught Davidson on the leg as he sought to shield the ball in a crowded midfield area.

It remains unclear for now whether the match official is happy that he saw the incident in full and dealt with it correctly.

If so the matter ends there and then.

Should he reach the alternative conclusion, the matter would be referred to a panel of three former Grade One referees to determine whether the incident involved violent conduct.

Roofe has been a key player for Rangers this season


Roofe has been a key player for Rangers this season

They would be given until 9am tomorrow to report back.

And only if they are unanimous that violent conduct has taken place, they could serve the former Anderlecht man with a notice of complaint and offer him a two-match ban.

But SunSport believes that the prospect of any further action against the former Leeds man is unlikely.

He has only three yellow cards on his record this season, a campaign which has seen him notch a crucial 12 goals.

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And St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson last night absolved Roofe of blame for the incident – although he admitted that his namesake Murray was now a major doubt for the national showpiece.

When asked if Rangers should have been reduced to ten men Davidson said: “It’s one of those, I don’t think there was any malice in the challenge, but it doesn’t look great.

“TV pictures will slow it down and make it look worse than it is.

“The only thing I know is that I have lost my player from the resulting challenge.”

With Alfredo Morelos still having two more matches of his three-match ban for violent conduct to serve, the Ibrox boss will be hopeful that no more of his strikers face bans.

Steven Gerrard said he felt the Ibrox side had no grounds to appeal over the Morelos complaint but has called for more consistency in the way the SFA handle disciplinary matters.

He said: “I have looked at the incident a lot of times and I don’t think there is a case for us to defend in this situation.

“Having said that, it doesn’t mean we are pleased with everything that happened in that game or has happened during this season or previous seasons.

“So it is something behind the scenes that myself and the board are working very hard on in terms of trying to find better solutions in terms of the disciplinary and the processes that go on.”

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