Police are investigating sectarian abuse directed at Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.
The Dons boss was targeted during Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
McInnes was sent to the stand for gesturing to Celtic supporters, revealing post-match that this was in response to chanting coming from fans at that end of the stadium.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are aware of abuse aimed at Mr McInnes and we are carrying out an investigation.”
McInnes had previously spoken out after being on the receiving end of similar chants during the Betfred Cup final against Celtic in December, when his family were in the stands.
That time, he told of his disappointment at the lack of attention given to the abuse.
“I let it go the first time but I didn’t the second time,” said McInnes after Sunday’s match.
“I shouldn’t react, I should be better than that.
“But it’ll be interesting to see if anyone gets punished for it.
“I’ve heard the song hundreds of times sung at me and I haven’t reacted.
“I think the frustration of the game has played a part in that.”
He added: “It’ll be in the match delegate’s report, which is refreshing as it’s not always in their report, when they hear sectarian singing.”