Ryan Porteous banned for four games after Hibs red card appeal fails

The defender's red card against Aberdeen was upheld by a disciplinary panel.

Ryan Porteous banned for four games after Hibs red card appeal fails SNS Group

Ryan Porteous has been unsuccessful in his bid to overturn the red card shown in Hibs’ defeat to Aberdeen and will now miss four Premiership matches.

Porteous was sent off by referee Alan Muir in the second half of his side’s Premiership match at Pittodrie when he was judged to have fouled Ross McCrorie in the box.

Hibs disputed the decision and lodged an appeal with the Scottish FA, with the case heard by an independent panel on Wednesday.

The panel upheld Muir’s original decision and Porteous will now face an extended ban after it was ruled the appeal had been brought with no reasonable chance of success.

A Hibs statement read: “We can confirm that our appeal against Ryan Porteous’ sending off against Aberdeen has been unsuccessful.

“Our centre-back was dismissed after giving away a penalty in our defeat at Pittodrie.

“After receiving our appeal, we are disappointed that the SFA have deemed that there wasn’t a possibility for Ryan to play the ball successfully and have increased his suspension to four league games.

“That means he will miss our games against Dundee United and Hearts, alongside the first two matches after the split. He will, however, be available for our Scottish Cup Semi-Final against Hearts at Hampden.”