CALUM BUTCHER was lucky to stay on the park today as Celtic thumped Dundee United at Tannadice in the Scottish Premiership.

The Terrors midfielder was introduced into the action shortly after the interval and right away he was carded for a horror challenge on David Turnbull.

Replays showed that Butcher caught Turnbull almost at knee height, but referee Don Robertson judged the tackle to only be worthy of a yellow card.

Under Scottish Football Association's disciplinary rules, the compliance officer can take further action on a yellow card incident so long as it is ruled to be "exceptional in nature".

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was hit with this ruling back in December 2020 when he was only shown a booking for a forearm smash on Dundee United man Mark Connolly.

Just days later Morelos was hit with a notice of complaint and subsequently hit with a two game ban.

Butcher will face a sweat to find out if he will be hit with the same punishment after his challenge was analysed on Sky Sports.

Kris Boyd slammed the tackle saying: “It’s a red card all day long. There’s no doubt about it. He’s high, it’s at speed and he’s in endangering the safety of his opponent.

"David Turnbull was lucky to get away with it. It’s a red card all day. I know I said it the other night but the sooner we get VAR in Scottish football the better because that’s a red card.

“David Turnbull is very lucky that he didn’t get a really, really sore one."