Candeias 'mistaken identity' appeal rejected at hearing
The Rangers winger failed to have his yellow card overturned by the Scottish FA.
Daniel Candeias has failed in his appeal against the booking that led to him being sent off during the win over St Mirren.
Rangers had challenged the controversial yellow card shown by Willie Collum, taking a claim of mistaken identity to a Scottish FA tribunal on Wednesday.
However, an independent panel rejected the appeal, meaning that the player's one-match suspension for being sent off will stand.
The winger, who had scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win, was sent off after being shown a second yellow card following Alfredo Morelos' injury-time goal on Saturday
Candeias was given his booking by referee Willie Collum after shrugging off St Mirren's Anton Ferdinand when the defender put him in a headlock and appeared to try and hit him on the chin.
The caution was recorded as being for "unsporting behaviour". Rangers were unhappy with the decision and manager Steven Gerrard said that the decision was "an embarrassment".
Scottish FA rules don't allow for yellow cards to be appealed in general, though an exception is made for diving or for cases of mistaken identity. Rangers brought their challenge on the grounds of mistaken identity.
The rule states that: "A Claim may be competently made where it is claimed that mistaken identity has occurred relative to application of a sanction for any of the cautionable or sending-off offences listed in Annex C of the Judicial Panel Protocol".
However, the rule also says that: "A Claim on the basis of mistaken identity shall not be competent unless the player who is the true perpetrator of the offence is identified as part of the Claim."
Following Saturday's match, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has described Collum's decision to book Candeias as "embarrassing".
Candeias will now sit out Rangers' home match against Motherwell on Sunday.