Hearts' Eggert Jonsson wins appeal against red card
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Hearts have won their appeal against the red card shown to Eggert Jonsson during Saturday's 4-0 loss to Rangers.
The Iceland midfielder will now be available for Sunday's final game of the season, away to Dundee United.
Referee Iain Brines had shown Jonsson a straight red card for a foul on Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic at Ibrox.
Hearts stated: "The case was heard by the SFA review panel and it was decided that the red card be rescinded to a caution for unsporting behaviour."
Because the Edinburgh club had made an appeal to the Scottish Football Association, Jonsson had been able to play in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat by Celtic at Tynecastle.
Hearts manager Jim Jefferies had been critical of Brines' award, which came after 62 minutes with Rangers leading 3-0.
"The sending off was a shocking decision," Jefferies told BBC Scotland immediately after the defeat.
"There's no doubt it was a foul, but it was clumsy; it was a bad decision."