A man has been charged following racist abuse aimed towards Ross County player Yan Dhanda.

The 25-year-old reported the comments to on-field referee Don Robertson during County's 2-1 victory over Hibernian on Saturday.

Nick Montgomery's side were 1-0 up in the game thanks to Myziane Maolida, however, goals from Simon Murray and Jordan White completed the turnaround for the hosts in the Highlands, as they gave their Premiership survival chances a massive boost.

The game was marred with an incident that caused a stoppage in the play around the half-hour mark, though. 

It 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. 

Now, County has released a statement to confirm that a man has been charged in connection with the incident.

It reads: "Ross County FC can confirm a 27-year-old male has been arrested and charged for racial abuse towards Yan Dhanda. He will be subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

"The club and Yan Dhanda would like to thank everyone for their positive messages and support."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a report of a player being racially abused during the Ross Country v Hibs match at Victoria Park in Dingwall on Saturday, 4 May, 2024.

“He will be the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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The player himself took to social media on Saturday night to condemn the responsible party. 

He wrote: "Abusing someone for their background/colour of their skin is as low as it gets.

"Clearly the punishments aren’t strong enough When will it stop?"