UEFA will investigate Aberdeen star Pape Habib Gueye racism allegations

UEFA will investigate claims Aberdeen's Pape Habib Gueye was the subject of alleged racist abuse from PAOK fans during their Conference League draw last Thursday.

Aberdeen said the incident took place in the second half of the 2-2 draw and immediately told the UEFA venue director, before officially reporting the matter with the match delegate at full-time.

The Greek club denied the claims, describing them as "a product of imagination" before saying there "has never been racist behaviour" at the club's Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki.

A UEFA spokesperson told Sky Sports News: "An Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct an investigation. Further information regarding this matter will be made available in due course."

In a statement after last week's match, Aberdeen said: "Pape has the unwavering support of his teammates and all at Aberdeen FC will liaise fully with UEFA during the course of their investigations into this very serious matter.

"As a club we have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or racist abuse. There is no place for such behaviour in football, or society as a whole."