Rangers midfielder Hegarty baffled by two-match ban – ‘I don’t remember tackle’

Rangers midfielder Chris Hegarty admits he does not even remember the tackle that landed him a two-match ban.

Rangers midfielder Chris Hegarty admits he does not even remember the tackle that landed him a two-match ban.

The Northern Irishman was banned by for a couple of fixtures for a tackle he made in last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Montrose but says the suspension has baffled him.

“I think it looked a bit worse on TV. Anyone that knows me knows I am not malicious, I will never go out to hurt anyone in a tackle but I’ll never pull out of a tackle either,” he said.

“I was a bit surprised. I couldn’t even remember it happening during the game.

“I spoke to the press after and nobody said anything to me about it.

“Someone said the TV were talking about me at half-time and I said: ‘What for?’ and he said: ‘The tackle you made on the boy’. I had to go and ask our own video guy to show me it.

“It was nothing malicious and if I hurt him I’ll apologise to him. At the time, he didn’t make any complaint and we got on with it.

“I am gutted to have got a ban. If you appeal you might get a four-match ban and I didn’t want that. I’m just going to accept it and learn from the mistake.”

 
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