NEW Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack has reportedly received a written warning from the SFA following accusations that Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer had feigned injury in the Dons’ 2-1 loss at Parkhead.

The Pittodrie supremo, who has just taken over the post from Stewart Milne, was furious with the Norwegian defender last month.

Striker Sam Cosgrove was-red carded for a wayward challenge on Ajer that sent the centre-half flying.

That provoked an angry response from Cormack on Twitter as he urged the SFA to “review Ajer feigning injury… and miraculous recovery after Sam gets the red”.

According to The Scottish Sun , the governing body’s compliance officer Clare Whyte chose not to punish Cormack after the Dons insisted the comments were the chairman’s personal opinion and not that of the Pittodrie club.

WARNING…Dave Cormack (extreme left) and former Dons chief Stewart Milne flank the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

It’s said, however, that a warning letter has been issued to the US-based businessman over his future conduct.

Following the incident, Celtic boss Neil Lennon branded Cormack’s allegation “disgraceful”.

He said: “It’s absolutely embarrassing. I’m not having that at all. Kris Ajer is the victim in this, he was on the end of a very heavy challenge. There was no feigning injury, there was no play-acting.

“Kris Ajer is a model professional and I’m not having somebody from the Aberdeen board – or anyone else – talking about my players like that.

“First of all, it’s not true, it’s a lie, and second of all these things should be kept in-house.

“We’ve been very balanced on the issue, we’ve tried to play it down, but when you see comments like that coming from the chairman of Aberdeen we’re not tolerating it as a club and I’m certainly not as a manager.

“He’s a player I think every club in this country would want in their team, he’s a model professional on and off the field and I think it’s very naive from Mr Cormack.

“It’s an attack on my player and he’s done absolutely nothing wrong, absolutely nothing.

“The comments are absolutely disgraceful.”

Cormack has since deleted the post from his Twitter account.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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