Football team walk off pitch following 'racial slur'
Aberdeen University FC abandoned the match after a player was allegedly abused.
A football team walked off the pitch after a racial slur was allegedly made against one of their players.
The match between the Aberdeen University FC (AUFC) second team and Kincorth AFC was abandoned on Saturday following the claims.
In a post on Facebook, AUFC described the remark made to the player as "an extremely offensive racial slur".
It added that "almost every player on the pitch" heard the abuse, but as the referee did not, no action was taken during the game.
The AUFC team decided to walk off the pitch in protest.
The post added: "The club has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination in any form.
"We are deeply saddened by the events that took place on Saturday - racism has no place in society, let alone in a football match."
An Aberdeen University Students Association spokesperson said: "Aberdeen University Football Club walked off the pitch and, subsequently, abandoned their game against Kincorth AFC due to the use of an extremely offensive racial slur against one of the university players.
"Aberdeen University Students' Association has zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any form and will take all the necessary actions to support the AUFC in this matter."
Martin Smith, Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Association acting secretary, said: ''I was told the match was abandoned, but I wasn't given a reason.
"We will have to wait for the referee's report, which we are due to receive tomorrow."