Butcher awaits fate as SFA review challenge on Celtic’s Turnbull

The Dundee United player's tackle is being reviewed and could result in a ban.

Butcher awaits fate as SFA review challenge on Celtic’s Turnbull Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Butcher was shown a yellow card for the incident during his side's defeat.

Dundee United’s Calum Butcher could face retrospective punishment as the Scottish FA reviews a potential red card challenge on Celtic’s David Turnbull.

Butcher received a yellow card from referee Don Robertson for the foul during the match at Tannadice on Sunday, which United lost 3-0.

The incident is being reviewed and if three former referees are in agreement that the challenge instead merited a red card, the SFA’s compliance officer will issue the player with a notice of complaint.

That notice of complaint would come with the fixed offer of a ban, or Butcher and United could decide to argue their case at a disciplinary hearing.

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Butcher came off the bench in the 52nd minute, making his return after a previous two-match ban. He was booked nine minutes later.

The player will learn by 3pm on Tuesday if he is to face further action.