Neil Warnock has commended Don Robertson for his "brave" decision to stick by his on-filed call to send off Dujon Sterling for Rangers.

The interim Aberdeen manager hailed the Scottish FA whistler as he insisted the same wouldn't happen in England.

Sterling was sent off in the 88th minute for a challenge on Jack Mackenzie.

Whistler Robertson immediately produced a red card for the Ibrox player but was called to review his decision at the pitchside monitor.

VAR Greg Aitken informed Robertson a review should be taken after he watched footage of the incident.

However, Robertson stuck with his original decision and ordered Sterling head down the tunnel.

Mentioning the incident in his post-match interview on Sky Sports, Warnock said: "It makes a change, doesn't it, for a referee to be brave and stick with a decision.

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"We don't get that in England!"

Rangers boss Philippe Clement was less impressed with the red card decision as he claimed Aberdeen's Luis 'Duk' Lopes should have been ordered off for a "smack in the face" of Connor Goldson.

He said: "Dujon, for me, slipped in that moment and he touched the toes of the opponent. Okay, it's for sure a yellow card but if you give red cards for touching the toes of the opponent there will be a lot of red cards.

"Then also for me the smack in the face for Connor Goldson needs to be red but I know being a referee is the most difficult job in the world. I would not want to be in their place."