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Charity asks league to probe racial abuse of player

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Anti-racism group condemns racial abuse of player

Show Racism the Red Card has asked the Scottish Professional Football League to look into claims an Aberdeen player was racially abused.

Shay Logan was subjected to racial abuse by Celtic fans, it has been claimed.

The full-back said in a newspaper interview he had been abused racially by home supporters after his team’s 1-0 win at Celtic Park on the final day of last season.

A spokesperson for the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) said the group backed Logan.

"We fully support Shay Logan and will be asking the SPFL to investigate any claims of racism reported to the league,” a spokesperson said. “There is no excuse for racism and we are sure the vast majority of football fans would agree it is something no player should experience.

"Show Racism the Red Card would offer support to anyone who may have experienced racist abuse. There is no place for it in Scottish Society or Scottish Football. All allegations of racism should be fully investigated by the relevant authorities and if proven, action should be taken."

A statement from Celtic read: "Celtic FC is a long-term supporter of the SRtRC campaign, helping educate young people from schools in the area about racism and discrimination and we look forward to continuing this work over the 2018/19 season.

"Any complaints of racism made to Celtic Football Club will be fully investigated."

It is not the first time Logan has been racially abused. Former Celtic player Aleksandar Tonev was found to have hurled racial insults at the Aberdeen player during a match at Celtic Park in September 2014 for which Tonev was handed a seven-match ban.



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