Celtic and Rangers fans react to Rob Kiernan suspension

As reported by STV,¬†Rangers defender Rob Kiernan has failed in his appeal to rescind a red card received against St Johnstone last week, meaning he will now miss Sunday’s match against Celtic.

A panel that convened at Hampden on Thursday to hear his appeal upheld the original decision to send him off with a straight red for serious foul play.

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty had previously said the decision from the referee was worth appealing.

As quoted by STV, he said:

Rob made the referee make a decision. We will have to put more meat on the bones for the appeal when we go to the board but I think it’s definitely worth an appeal.

Rob Kiernan hasn’t had the best debut season in the Scottish Premiership, at times contributing to some shambolic defending that has seen the Gers drop points.

As such his suspension has provoked a fair bit of hilarity amongst Celtic supporters who appear to see this as a hindrance to their chances of victory on Sunday. Rangers supporters too can see the funny side, with Kiernan becoming something of a joke figure in recent months.

Fans took to Twitter upon hearing the news to give their thoughts on the failed appeal…