A fan has been charged with allegedly assaulting Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson following Wednesday night’s Dundee derby.
Mr Thompson is said to have been pushed to the ground as he made his way out of Dens Park.
It’s understood the Tannadice chief was then helped back into the Dundee boardroom following the reported incident.
A Dundee United spokesperson confirmed: “We can confirm there was an alleged assault on chairman Stephen Thompson immediately after the final whistle at Dens last night.
“While shocked and upset at the incident, the chairman did not require any medical treatment. He remains deeply disappointed that his wife and son had to witness the incident.”
Police confirmed they attended the stadium following a complaint and that a 24-year-old man has been charged.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 24-year-old man was charged with assaulting a 51-year-old man at Dens Park, Dundee, immediately after the Betfred Cup match between Dundee and Dundee United. The victim was not injured.”
It’s thought the alleged perpetrator may be given an official police warning following the incident, but the complaint may yet be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
United crashed out of the Betfred Cup after falling to a 2-1 reverse to their city rivals.
Dundee FC refused to comment on the allegations.
Following the news, unconfirmed reports emerged that the alleged incident involved supports within a Dens Park hospitality suite.
United were dumped out of the cup following a 2-1 loss to the Dark Blues.
Faissal El Bakhtaoui gave the Dens Park the lead with a stunning volley before Paul McMullan equalised for United.
Paul McGowan eventually sealed the win for Dundee with a second half strike.
United won their first Championship game of the season last week with a 1-0 win at Inverness.