Celtic's Bulgaria midfielder Aleksandar Tonev appeals 7-match ban for racial abuse

The Scottish Football Association says it received an appeal on Wednesday in relation to Celtic and Bulgaria winger Aleksandar Tonev's seven-match ban for using racist language to an opponent in a Scottish league match.

The SFA says in a statement that a tribunal "will convene in due course to consider the appeal" and that "the player's suspension has been set aside pending the appeal."

Tonev was found guilty by the SFA last week of "excessive misconduct by the use of offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" by a disciplinary panel.

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan, who is black, complained to the referee during its game against Celtic on Sept. 13 that Tonev had made a racist remark to him.