Hearts winger Jamie Walker has diving yellow card wiped out from Rangers clash



Hearts winger Jamie Walker has had his yellow card for simulation against Rangers removed from his record following an appeal.

The 23-year-old was cautioned by referee John Beaton in the first half of last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Rangers after falling to the ground under a challenge from former team-mate Jason Holt.

Television footage showed that Holt appeared to make contact with the playmaker and Hearts confirmed yesterday that the Scottish FA have upheld their appeal.

Ironically, Beaton was the referee involved in Hearts’ opening game of the season against Celtic when Walker was hit with a retrospective two-match ban having been found guilty of diving to win a penalty against the Hoops.

A Hearts statement read: “Jamie Walker has had his yellow card, issued against Rangers on Saturday, rescinded.

“The winger was booked for simulation by referee John Beaton during a first-half incident at Ibrox.

“Hearts appealed the decision at Hampden and the claim was upheld, meaning the caution has been removed from Jamie’s record.”