Whittaker loses Euro appeal
Steven Whittaker has lost his appeal against a three-match European ban for the red card collected against Malmo.
Last Updated: 22/08/11 4:21pm
Rangers defender Steven Whittaker has lost his appeal against a three-match European ban for the red card collected against Malmo.
The 27-year-old was sent off in the 18th minute of Rangers' 1-1 away draw with the Swedish outfit in UEFA Champions League action earlier this month.
Whittaker was issued with a straight red card for throwing the ball at striker Jimmy Durmaz with referee Vladislav Bezborodov in close attendance.
Rangers have already responded to Uefa's Appeals Body decision in Switzerland, stating they are 'disappointed' by the decision and feel it is 'unfair'.
"The club understands Whittaker's sending off for Scotland in a match against Spain at Hampden in October 2010 - for two yellow card offences - was also taken into account," read a statement on the club's official website.
"Rangers find this disappointing and believe it is unfair as the player has enjoyed a good disciplinary record throughout his career with Hibernian, at Ibrox and with the national side."