Inverness have confirmed they will appeal against the red card issued to Greg Tansey during Saturday`s Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Celtic.
The midfielder was dismissed in the 36th minute at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium by referee Stevie O'Reilly following an aerial challenge with Hoops striker Georgios Samaras.
Celtic went on to win the game 2-0 thanks to a second-half double from Anthony Stokes, and a statement on Caley Thistle's official website read: "Terry Butcher has confirmed this morning (Monday) that the club are to appeal the red card issued by Stephen O'Reilly to Greg Tansey in last Saturday's SPL fixture against Celtic."
The statement continued: "This is the third red card issued to an ICT player this season, and the third time they have felt they had a good case to have it overturned - something that has been denied on the previous two occasions which involved Ross Tokely and Chris Hogg."
Speaking after the game on Saturday, a furious Butcher said: "I have seen it several times and it was a deadly assault by a fingernail. Greg Tansey goes up to win the ball as you would do and Samaras did as well.
"The referee said to Tansey that he led with his elbow. His elbow is nowhere near Samaras' face. His hand flicked against his face and Samaras went down holding his face.
"If you see it and when you do see it, you will say that it is never ever a red card. It is not a yellow card but it materially affected the outcome of the match."
Inverness have already had two appeals against red cards thrown out by the Scottish Football Association's new tribunal system this season.
Tokely was sent off against Rangers in August, while Hogg was dismissed against Motherwell last month, both for "denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity".
Butcher added: "The people are saying it is a fast-track system, well it is a fast track to nowhere as far as I am concerned. There is no justice in the appeal (process), it is a kangaroo court as far as I'm concerned."