Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers went down 2-0 at Hearts.
Mark Warburton's side slipped to third in the Scottish Premiership as Hearts ran out comfortable 2-0 winners on a night which saw the Gers fail to turn up.
Robbie Muirhead gave the hosts a deserved lead on the stroke of half time, nipping in behind the Rangers right-back to tap home at the far post.
And the 20-year-old doubled his side's lead on the hour mark as the Glasgow giants went out with a whimper more or less.
The sloppiness of the first goal epitomises Rangers alertness on the night, and Butcher says that the defender was in dreamland before the goal.
"Muirhill gets behind Tavernier and he doesn't even look over his shoulder," he told BT Sport. "The only time he looks over his shoulder is when the ball is past him. Tavernier looks like he's dreaming."
The defeat sort of symbolises Rangers' season so far. Warburton's side had won their previous two, and it's been a case of one step forward and two back for much of their return to the Premiership so far.
They host Aberdeen on the weekend and defeat there may just see the former Brentford manager come under a little pressure.