Caley Thistle midfielder Aaron Doran has vowed there will be no repeat of the incident which led to him being fined by the Police last month.
The Irishman and team-mate Danny Devine were handed fixed penalty notices following an incident in the early hours of February 15.
Doran, who was nursing a groin injury at the time, let himself down but insists he has put the matter behind him.
He said: “I went out for a meal with some of the lads and their girlfriends and when I was walking to the taxi rank with a girl someone made a remark towards me. I reacted when I should have ignored it.
“I said something back and it escalated into a scuffle which led to us being taken to the police station and fined. It is something that shouldn’t have happened and I should have ignored the comment and walked on.
“I saw the picture of the incident that was posted on Twitter and I didn’t like it.
“I’ve had to learn the hard way and I will handle the situation differently if it happens again – I’ll keep quiet and ignore it.
“The manager told me to stay in for a while and not to react if it happens again. Russell Latapy and the chairman also gave me some advice and I’m glad it’s all over and I can put it behind me.”
Doran has switched his focus back to football and the fit-again midfielder hopes to celebrate his return to the first team by helping his club reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Championship side Raith Rovers visit Caledonian Stadium and while he expects a difficult afternoon against the Kirkcaldy club Doran is determined to earn a place in the last four.
He said: “There are never really underdogs in a cup game. Raith beat Rangers at Ibrox in the last round so we know how dangerous they can be.
“Last year was the first time many of the lads had been to a cup final and it was a massive occasion for us and we want to experience that again. We know if we get through this round the semi-final is going to be another massive game.
“People usually expect our bubble to burst but we have been in great form since the start of the year. We’ve had a lot of injuries and suspensions and with the two new signings (Edward Ofere and Tarmo Kink) coming in we are looking stronger.
“If we can get a big crowd behind us we will do all we can to get to another semi-final. I’m sure they want to be in a final again and hopefully we can give them another day out.”
Under-12s can attend Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final for free. Young spectators can obtain their ticket in advance, up to 2pm on Saturday, from the club.