The Scottish FA has upheld the 7 game ban handed down to Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev. The on-loan Aston Villa player was found guilty of racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan in October.
He denied using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" - but his appeal has been rejected today. An appeal was launched and Tonev was free to continue playing while a tribunal considered the decision.
However, the original ruling has been upheld and Tonev will now serve his punishment, with one match of his suspension having already been served.
"The appeal has been rejected and an immediate seven-match suspension will be applied [with one match having already been served]," read a statement from the SFA