Aleksander Tonev
Aleksandar Tonev handed ban for remarks made to Shay LoganGetty

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been banned for seven matches for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan.

The 24-year-old Bulgarian international denied the charges but has been judged to have used "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" following a disciplinary tribunal, the Scottish FA has announced.

Celtic have already confirmed they will appeal against the punishment, insisting Tonev, on loan from Aston Villa this season, is "not a racist".

"Racism has no place in football and as a club for all people, Celtic absolutely abhors racism of any kind," a spokesman from the SPL said.

"This was a very unfortunate case, but the club has accepted Aleksandar's explanation that he did not say the words that were alleged to have been said and that he is not a racist.

"We are, therefore, very disappointed by the outcome today and can confirm that Aleksandar will be appealing this decision."

The incident took place during a Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park in September.