Aberdeen report Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev for alleged racist abuse



Aberdeen have reported Celtic’s on loan midfielder Aleksandar Tonev for racially abusing Shay Logan during their Premiership 2-1 defeat at Celtic Park.

According to reports, Derek McInnes reported the alleged incident to fourth official Crawford Allan during the second half, as well as the Celtic management team. With referee Madden being made aware of it and has been included in the referee’s match report.

Tonev signed for Celtic on a one-year loan deal from Aston Villa with a view to a permanent deal this summer, making his debut in Saturday’s game.

The Scottish FA will await the referee’s report on Monday and if a notice of complaint is issued, charging the player with ‘Excessive Misconduct’, then the player could face a minimum four match ban but could be up to a maximum of 16 games.

If the allegations of racist abuse is proven correct then Celtic will be expected to rip up the Bulgarian’s deal with the club and send him back to Birmingham.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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