Celtic have lodged an appeal in defence of on-loan midfielder Aleksandar Tonev after the player was found guilty of “excessive misconduct” seemingly on the word of others, rather than any concrete evidence.

Tonev was brought before the disciplinary panel after Aberdeen player Shay Logan reported the player claiming he had used racially motivated language towards him during Aberdeens visit to Celtic Park earlier in the season – The player receiving a 7 match ban for the offence.

The midfielder has denied any wrong doing and the Bulgarian FA have also asked for concrete evidence of wrong doing against one of their Internationals.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes backs his player and believed the right decision was made but Celtic believe Tonev is innocent and have appealed accordingly.

If you’re going to ruin a players reputation without conclusive evidence of any wrong doing then there is something very wrong.

Tonev ban only applies to domestic games and he’s free to play tomorrow night against Astra.



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