Police look into Twitter abuse of Aberdeen’s Jamie Langfield
POLICE are investigating Twitter abuse aimed at Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield following the Pittodrie club’s defeat to Celtic at the weekend.
An error by Langfield handed Celtic a 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in the opening match of the Scottish Premier League season.
Celtic scored with 11 minutes of the match remaining when Langfield let a soft Kris Commons shot roll under his arms and into the net.
The goalkeeper was teased but the mistake on Twitter, however he was then abused on the social networking site about a brain seizure he had last year.
Team-mates have offered their support and Grampian Police said they were making inquiries into a complaint about Twitter comments. The force is following a “positive line of inquiry”.
Speaking immediately after Saturday’s match, Aberdeen manager Craig Brown was keen not to lay the blame for the defeat at Langfield’s door.
“I will never criticise an individual,” said Brown, who would not confirm whether Langfield would keep his place this weekend. “I would criticise the team for not responding to the short corner. We give the players clear instructions. They know the jobs they have to do at short corners. They switched off and you cannot do that at this level.”
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