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Sixteen charged after Aberdeen and Maribor 'fan disturbance'

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Image caption The game ended in a 1-1 draw after Aberdeen equalised

Sixteen men have been charged after a disturbance believed to have involved Aberdeen and Maribor fans after the teams met in the Europa League.

The third qualifying round first leg game with the Slovenian side ended in a 1-1 draw in Aberdeen on Thursday night.

Police Scotland said there was a "minor disturbance" in the Chapel Street area in the early hours of Friday.

They said 13 were from Eastern Europe and three were local.

The men were aged from 19 to 41.

Ch Insp Nick Topping said: "This was a contained and isolated incident which posed no threat to any other members of the community, and no-one was seriously injured.

"In saying this I cannot stress how disappointed I am that a small minority chose to conduct themselves in a disorderly manner.

"There were no reports of any anti-social behaviour leading up to the match last night, during the match and in the immediate aftermath, and I would like to thank all those fans who attended and acted responsibly and enjoyed the game."

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