Shay Logan Twitter abuse claim probed by police

Police are investigating an offensive tweet allegedly addressed to Aberdeen player Shay Logan, left. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Police are investigating an offensive tweet allegedly addressed to Aberdeen player Shay Logan, left. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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POLICE are investigating after an offensive message relating to Aberdeen footballer Shay Logan was circulated online before Sunday’s clash at Celtic Park.

It is the third incident involving fans posting alleged abuse on social media site Twitter this week following the game.

Police Scotland received a complaint about the latest tweet relating to the Dons defender on Tuesday night.

It is understood a picture message with racist connotations which was posted online just before the Don’s 4-0 defeat at the weekend is at the centre of the police probe.

A police spokeswoman said: “We can can confirm we have received a complaint about a tweet and inquiries are ongoing.”

In a separate incident, a 19-year-old man from Aberdeen was charged on Monday night with posting alleged “offensive comments” online about young Celtic fan Jay Beatty.

The teenager is expected to appear in court later this month.

And a second police probe was launched on Tuesday after Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was the target of alleged sectarian abuse on Twitter.

Another Aberdeen man, believed to be the owner of the Twitter account from which the message was sent, was suspended from his work on Tuesday as a result of the tweet.

Police confirmed yesterday that inquiries are ongoing into the second case.