07 Jan Rangers: Halliday red overturned
Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has had his red card against Hibernian downgraded to a yellow after successfully appealing the decision.
Halliday was sent off by Bobby Madden for violent conduct in the 4-2 win, with the referee believing that the midfielder headbutted Fraser Fyvie.
However, TV replays appeared to show that Halliday had thrust his shoulder into Fyvie – with the Hibs midfielder clutching his face as if he had been struck by Halliday’s head.
Fyvie was retrospectively given a two-game ban for feigning injury.
A Rangers statement on the club’s official website after the hearing said: “The red card shown to Andy Halliday in last week’s 4-2 victory over Hibernian has been reduced to a yellow card following a successful appeal by Rangers.
“The midfielder was dismissed for violent conduct for an alleged headbutt on Fraser Fyvie, but after the Hibs player was banned for simulation, Halliday’s red was reduced to a caution for adopting a threatening and/or aggressive attitude.
“He is therefore free to play in this weekend’s Scottish Cup tie with Cowdenbeath.”