A Dons fan has lost his finger due to an accident while celebrating a goal in his team’s 3-0 win in Croatia.
The man, a 37-year-old dad from Ellon, had his finger ripped off after his wedding ring got caught in some fencing at the match in Rijeka.
It is understood that the fan was injured just moments after Andrew Considine’s opening goal at HNK Rijeka’s Stadion Kantrida.
After he was treated for his injury at a hospital in the Croatian city, Aberdeen FC stepped in and let him fly home aboard their chartered plane straight after the match to continue his treatment in Scotland.
He was met at Aberdeen International Airport by his wife, who joined him in the ambulance to hospital.
Due to the extend of his injuries, the fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, had to have the rest of his finger amputated.
A spokesman for Aberdeen FC said: “It was obviously a horrific situation and we did what we could.
“We knew what had happened almost immediately and we were kept informed of his situation.
“The police in Croatia were great and went back to his hotel to get his passport and clothes.”