Butcher receives touchline ban

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Inverness manager Terry Butcher has received a one-game touchline ban

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Inverness manager Terry Butcher has received a one-game touchline ban

Inverness manager Terry Butcher has been handed a one-match touchline ban following his criticism of referee George Salmond after the recent 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.

Butcher was unhappy with the sending-off of Owain Tudur Jones and felt his side should have been awarded a second penalty in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game on September 15.

Butcher has been accused of "making comments in a media interview which criticise a decision of the referee in such a way as to indicate incompetence", according to the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer, Vincent Lunny.

The former England captain has until next Wednesday to respond to the notice of complaint.

He criticised Salmond's decision to show Tudur Jones a straight red card for a challenge and felt Mark Reynolds had brought down Aaron Doran in the box, claiming he was being "let down" by inconsistent officials.

The Caley Thistle manager said: "I spoke to the referee afterwards and he said Aaron Doran scuffed his shot before falling over.

"However, he's the only man in the planet who saw that. In fact a Martian could have seen it all the way from Mars."

Russell Anderson was also sent off after conceding the penalty that led to Caley Thistle's goal but the Aberdeen defender later won his appeal against the red card following input from Salmond.

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