Kemar Roofe ban: How many games will the Rangers star miss? | Football | Sport


Rangers star Kemar Roofe has received a ban after a charge of serious foul play was proven. The former Leeds forward was booked by referee David Munro during Rangers’ 1-0 win over St Johnstone at Ibrox last week for a challenge on Saints midfielder Murray Davidson.

The Scottish Football Association disciplinary chiefs decided further action was needed.

Munro reported he had not seen the incident in its entirety and Roofe was issued with a notice of complaint.

Rangers challenged the charge but the accusation was “proved” at a fast track tribunal hearing on Wednesday.

Roofe’s team-mate Alfredo Morelos has served two matches of a three-game ban after the club admitted his stamp on Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous last month.

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Saints manager Callum Davidson said just before Roofe’s hearing: “Murray is struggling.

“It’s actually his other leg, I just need to clarify that for everybody.

“People think it was from the challenge, it’s not from the challenge.

“He obviously had a badly-bruised leg on one side and I think as a result of that he has carried the other leg and damaged his calf, which is unlike Murray.

But Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said: “At the moment I expect them to go ahead as planned, but that is not to say there are not conversations in the background that I am not aware of.

“I am sure Andrew Dickson (director of finance and administration) and Stewart Robertson (managing director) are having those conversations with UEFA and the other authorities involved and we will do what we need to do to get the games played and do whatever we are told to do.

“Where I sit right now, I am expecting both legs to go ahead as planned over in Belgium and at Ibrox and I am sure we will have plenty of time to discuss those games when they come about. My focus right now is on Hamilton.”

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