Funso Ojo: Dundee Utd fan charged with assault after clash with Aberdeen player

A Dundee United fan has been charged with assault after a clash with Aberdeen player Funso Ojo during the meeting of the sides on Saturday.

Ojo became involved in an altercation with the 35-year-old fan after his momentum took him off the pitch during the Scottish Premiership game.

The midfielder, 30, received a second yellow card and was sent off.

"The man has been released on undertaking to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court at a later date," police said.

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass was sent off at half-time for his complaints over Ojo's dismissal, and United snatched a late winner when Ian Harkes lashed home from a corner.

Glass conceded afterwards that "by the letter of the law" Madden was right to issue a second yellow to his player.

"He's made a movement to go back, so I think that's why Bobby has chosen to send him off," said the Aberdeen boss. "Funso feels like he has let the team down, which he has a little bit.

"But I don't think our player should have to show restraint. I think the referee is on the pitch to protect the players and he almost incites it a bit as Funso has to walk past them [the United fans] again because he chooses to send him off."

'Aberdeen shocked by second yellow card'

Dons chairman Dave Cormack later issued a statement saying "the club remains shocked at the decision to issue Funso with a second caution".

He added: "As it was Funso who was assaulted we sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and that the authorities will work with us to ensure that this injustice is addressed."

Cormack also said Ojo "remains shaken by the entire incident".

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