Aberdeen boss Craig Brown accuses Terry Butcher of talking 'absolute nonsense'

Craig Brown: Aberdeen manager has responded to Inverness boss Terry Butcher's comments after their 1-1 draw

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Craig Brown has accused Terry Butcher of talking 'absolute nonsense' after confirming Aberdeen are appealing against Russell Anderson's red card in the 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Anderson was dismissed for conceding a penalty in Saturday's stalemate, which Richie Foran converted, but Dons boss Brown is adamant the experienced defender won the ball.

Brown's Inverness counterpart Butcher, meanwhile, was unhappy with the earlier sending off of Owain Tudur Jones and also believed his side should have been awarded another spot-kick.

"I could not believe some of the stuff I was reading from Terry," said Brown in the Press and Journal.

"He was talking absolute nonsense. Terry came out and slaughtered the referee but in truth the officials have done him a favour.

"We were hit with a double punishment when Inverness were awarded a penalty, we lost Russell and they scored the opening goal.

"An appeal is on the way and I am confident it will be overturned because television replays show it was clear Russell got the ball. He has never been sent off in his senior career and that one was never a red card either.

"Terry wasn't happy with the Tudur Jones red card but that was a shocking tackle, it was practically assault.

"I'd concede the second penalty could have been awarded but the circumstances would never have arisen if we were not a man and a goal down.

"We were chasing the game and got caught on the counter-attack. They should not have been ahead in the first place."