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Butcher misses Ibrox clash as he accepts three match ban for Turnbull attack

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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.

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.

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2 comments

  • Scouse bhoy says:

    The whole process is not fit for purpose he should be suspended the next time they play celtic as one of the three games punishment.

  • BriBhoy says:

    How utterly predictable. How often has this happened now? Someone assaults one of our players, but avoids the red during the match, so that Celtic don’t get the in-match benefits of playing against 10 that they deserve.

    The Celtic player assaulted then typically ends up missing a few games injured and other teams, notably the tribute act, reap the benefits when the thug’s ban means he can’t play against them and the Celtic player’s injury means our team is also weakened for a few games?

    But hey, let’s ignore that and focus on the “injustice” of a Kyogo goal against Hearts, that is only deemed to be an “injustice” because fat f¥$€wits like Kris Boyd don’t understand the offside rules. And are bigoted, biased, bellends.

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