Abuse aimed at Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield on social networking site Twitter is being investigated by police.
The Dons stopper made a costly error in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Celtic on Saturday when he failed to keep out a Kris Commons shot.
The 32-year-old returned to action towards the end of last season after suffering a brain seizure.
Langfield tweeted on Sunday: “Wow seen some sick stuff writin about my illness today which I had managed to overcome, some people just don’t realise how lucky they are!”
He added: “Took a lot of stick today some deserved, some a bit over the top but hey I'll take it on the chin and bounce back.”
Aberdeen midfielder Gavin Rae also said he was “contemplating a Twitter break” following the abuse aimed at Langfield, saying there were “too many deranged people allowed to abuse people on here”.
A Grampian Police spokesman said they are following a “positive line of enquiry.”
He added: “We can confirm that we have received a complaint and inquiries are on-going.”
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