Calum Butcher has accepted a three-match ban for his ‘yellow card’ attack on David Turnbull at Tannadice on Sunday.
The 30-year-old will be suspended from home matches against Livingston and Hibs either side of a trip to Ibrox. Referee Don Robertson judged the horror challenge to only be worth a booking and will pick up another lucrative match fee from the Livingston v Hibs match tonight.
At the weekend Robertson will bag another match fee from Dunfermline Athletic v Queen of the South.
? Dundee United midfielder Calum Butcher has accepted a three-match ban for his tackle on David Turnbull.https://t.co/nIZA8zhhNG
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Butcher could have appealed the three-match suspension at a hearing tomorrow but has opted to accept the punishment offered.
The 30-year-old was returning from suspension when he came on as a substitute 10 minutes before his attack on Turnbull. Butcher has had five yellow cards and one red (at home to Aberdeen) in his last seven appearances.