A man has been detained by police after allegedly racially abusing Ross County midfielder Yan Dhanda during their 2-1 victory over Hibs.

The former Liverpool youngster spoke to match referee Don Robertson during the first half of the cinch Premiership fixture at the Global Energy Stadium in Dingwall, and Robertson then relayed information to fourth official Greg Soutar. The brief stoppage came after a Ross County throw-in in front of the Hibs fans housed in the northern end of the East Stand and it later emerged that a comment had been directed at Dhanda from the away section. 

Statements issued late on Saturday by both clubs confirmed an individual had been identified and detained in relation to the incident. 

A statement issued by Ross County read: "In the 30th minute of today’s match, Yan Dhanda was subject to alleged racial abuse from a Hibernian fan.
"Ross County FC and Hibernian have worked with Police Scotland to identify the male suspect, who has now been detained.
"There is no place for this in our game or society as a whole. The club will be making no further comment at this time."

A Hibs spokesperson added: "Hibernian FC are aware of an incident that took place in the first half of our cinch Premiership clash with Ross County on Saturday 4 May, 2024.
"During the first half, Ross County midfielder Yan Dhanda reported an alleged racist comment directed from the away end at the Global Energy Stadium. Dhanda reported the comment to match referee, Don Robertson, who then alerted the fourth official.
"Ross County, Hibernian FC, and Police Scotland have worked closely together to identify the individual, who has now been detained.
"The club condemns any form of racist or discriminatory behaviour towards any player, official, staff member or supporter. It is completely unacceptable, and has no place in the game or wider society.
"The club will take the strongest possible action against anyone identified as making discriminatory and hateful comments."