An anti-racism charity has slammed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers over his response to racism claims by Aberdeen star Shay Logan.
Full-back Logan told the Evening Express last week he had suffered racial abuse from some Hoops fans after being sent off at Parkhead after the final whistle on the last day of the season.
In response, Rodgers said: “It’s not something that you would ever want to see anywhere.
“There has obviously been an ongoing thing with young Shay since an incident I was made aware of when I first came in.
“So it’s not something I want to go into and it’s not something the Celtic supporters are ever, ever renowned for.
“It probably doesn’t help yourself if you walk about after the game and make all sorts of gestures.”
Show Racism the Red Card has criticised Rodgers for seeming to say Logan was at fault for the alleged slurs and called for a full investigation into the claims from the governing bodies.
The charity said: “We fully support Shay Logan and will be asking the SFA and SPFL to investigate any claims of racism by Celtic supporters towards him.
“We also reject any allegations that Shay Logan ‘brought it upon himself’.
“There is NO excuse for racism and I am sure Celtic fans would be behind our zero tolerance approach to racism.”
Aberdeen declined to comment on the matter.
Logan suffered racial abuse from on-loan Celtic defender Aleksander Tonev in 2014 with the Bulgarian hit with a seven-game ban.