Aberdeen lodge appeal against Graeme Shinnie red card and suspension

The Pittodrie club believe officials got it wrong in Friday's Premiership match.

Aberdeen lodge appeal against Graeme Shinnie red card and suspension SNS Group

Aberdeen have submitted an appeal to the Scottish FA after Graeme Shinnie was sent off in Friday’s win over Ross County.

Shinnie was shown a red card late in the game at Dingwall after a challenge on Jack Baldwin. Referee Euan Anderson was directed to review the incident by VAR and deemed Shinnie to have used excessive force in the the tackle.

Aberdeen were 1-0 winners thanks to Duk’s early goal but were left unhappy with the decision to ban Shinnie and have now decided to take the decision to an independent panel.

A brief statement form the Pittodrie club read: “The club this morning confirms it has appealed the red card shown to Graeme Shinnie during Friday night’s cinch Premiership match against Ross County.

“A further update will be provided once we have been notified of the outcome of the appeal.”

After full time at the Global Energy Stadium, Aberdeen manager Barry Robson told the BBC: “I don’t think it’s a red card.

“He’s won the challenge, we want our players in the Scottish game to challenge and slide tackle. He’s won the ball first, it’s bounced off him, and he’s actually trying to pull his leg in after the challenge.

“For me it’s not a sending off. I want my players to play like that, so I’ll speak to the club after this and see what we can do.

“With VAR it’s just continuous, one thing after another. Every time there’s a decision everyone is asking the referee ‘are you checking it?!’ For me, it’s ruining the game.”