Aberdeen player 'racially abused' during draw with PAOK in Greece

The Senegalese forward was reportedly targeted by a section of the home support.

Aberdeen player ‘racially abused’ during draw with PAOK in Greece SNS Group

Aberdeen say Pape Habib Gueye has their “unwavering support” after he reportedly suffered racist abuse during their Conference League clash.

The Dons drew 2-2 with PAOK in Greece on Thursday night as their hopes of reaching the knockout stages ended despite an impressive draw against the group leaders.

After the match the club reported that Senegalese forward was targeted by a section of the home support during the second half.

Aberdeen have reported the incident to the UEFA venue director and match delegate.

A statement from club said: “During the second half of this evening’s UEFA Conference League match against PAOK it was brought to our attention that an Aberdeen FC player, Pape Habib Guèye, was the victim of racial abuse from a section of PAOK supporters.

“Aberdeen FC club staff immediately informed the UEFA Venue Director and following conclusion of the match met with the UEFA Match Delegate to officially report the matter.

“Pape has the unwavering support of his teammates and all at Aberdeen FC will liaise fully with UEFA during the course of their investigations into this very serious matter.

“As a club we have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or racist abuse. There is no place for such behaviour in football, or society as a whole.”

Gueye was an unused sub during the game at the Stadio Toumbas in Thessaloniki.

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