Scottish Premiership: Celtic deny Aberdeen allegations of racism against Aleksandar Tonev
Last Updated: 14/09/14 5:48pm
Celtic have denied an allegation that Aleksandar Tonev racially abused Aberdeen's Shay Logan during Saturday's Premiership match.
Dons defender Logan reported the alleged second-half incident immediately to referee Bobby Madden and skipper Mark Reynolds before informing manager Derek McInnes.
Fourth official Crawford Allan and Celtic were also made aware of the allegation by the Dons management team.
A Celtic spokesman issued a statement to Sky Sports News HQ on Sunday which read: "We have spoken to the player and he has stated that the accusation made is not true."
The Scottish FA is awaiting the referee's report which should arrive on Monday.
Bulgaria winger Tonev, 24, was making his belated Celtic debut after arriving in the summer on a one-year loan deal from Aston Villa with a groin injury.
Ronny Deila's side won the match at Parkhead 2-1 thanks to goals in either half from Jason Denayer and Kris Commons, to end a run of four games without a victory.