Aberdeen's Sam Cosgrove loses appeal over red card against Celtic

Aberdeen have lost their appeal against the red card shown to Sam Cosgrove in Saturday's defeat by Celtic.

Sam Cosgrove was sent off against Celtic but appealed the red card. Picture: SNS
Sam Cosgrove was sent off against Celtic but appealed the red card. Picture: SNS

It means the striker will be suspended for the Pittodrie club's final two games of the year, against Livingston at home on Boxing Day and against Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Cosgrove was sent off for a tackle on Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer which was deemed to be serious foul play.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insisted the tackle was not worthy of a red card and claimed Celtic counterpart Neil Lennon agreed with him.

The Dons boss also accused Ajer of hoodwinking the referee.

Aberdeen's appeal was dismissed at a Scottish FA Fast Track Tribunal and the original sanction re-applied.