Celtic: Police probe claim that Virgil van Dijk was racially abused

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk joined Celtic last summer and has already attracted interest from English Premier League sides

Police are investigating an allegation by Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk that he was racially abused by a fan during the win over St Mirren on Saturday.

The Dutchman complained to police after his side's 2-1 league triumph in Paisley.

An investigation has now been launched.

A statement from Police Scotland read: "We have received a complaint from a Celtic player alleging he was racially abused by a spectator during the St Mirren v Celtic match on Saturday."

The statement continued: "Police are liaising with both clubs and are analysing broadcast and CCTV footage. Enquiries are ongoing."