Inverness Caley boss Terry Butcher accepts one-match ban following referee comments

Terry Butcher: Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager has been given a touchline ban

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher has accepted a one-match touchline ban following comments made about referee George Salmond.

The Scottish Football Association charged Butcher with "making comments in a media interview which criticise a decision of the referee in such a way as to indicate incompetence'.

The remarks were made following the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen on September 15 after Salmond handed Owain Tudur Jones a straight red card for a challenge.

Butcher also felt his side should have been awarded a second penalty when Mark Reynolds challenged Aaron Doran in the box.

Butcher said after the game: "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."

The ban will see Butcher sit in the stand for his first top-flight Highland derby when Inverness take on Ross County on Friday night.