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Funso Ojo receives Aberdeen board's 'full support' after 'assault' charge on Dundee United fan

Funso Ojo has received the "full support" of the Aberdeen board after he was charged over an alleged clash with a fan.

The Belgian ace is accused of attacking a Dundee United supporter following a match between the two sides at Tannadice stadium last month.

The alleged incident involves a corporate hospitality guest who gained access to a restricted area of the stadium after the 1-0 defeat on November 20.

Police have now brought charges on Ojo, but the club have thrown their support behind the 30-year-old midfielder.

An Aberdeen FC spokesperson told Sky Sports : "The club is aware of the latest developments regarding an incident involving our player, Funso Ojo, and a corporate hospitality guest who gained unauthorised access to what is designated as a secure and restricted area of Tannadice Park after our match against Dundee United on Saturday November 20.

"Frustratingly, we are not able to provide any further detail on the incident as this is now a matter for the Procurator Fiscal.

"The club is, however, offering its full support to Funso, who has fallen victim to circumstances not of his making."

Ojo was sent off in the first half of the same match at Tannadice for a separate incident involving a supporter when the midfielder's momentum took him into the advertising boards at the front of the Eddie Thompson Stand.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with a minor assault which took place inside Tannadice Park, Dundee, around 5pm on Saturday, November 20.

"He will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal."

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