Video: Reckless Butcher and the Referee’s Honest Mistake

Dundee United’s hardman Calum Butcher was on the bench for Dundee United today having just returned from his ban after getting a red card against Aberdeen. The Englishman was only on the park a few minutes when his sliding tackle on David Turnbull with both feet off the ground caught the Celtic midfielder’s shin. High, wild, reckless and dangerous. A leg breaking challenge that Sky Sports reviewed and reckoned if VAR had been iin play the referee would have issued a red card rather than a yellow.

We await the referee referee’s boss appearing in BBC Sportsound shortly to call out the poor refereeing decisions today which included a handful of wrongly called offside decisions mostly going against Celtic.

Here’s the challenge from Butcher…

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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