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Aberdeen footballers' Pope remarks removed from website

The Pope in Edinburgh
Image caption Thousands of people watched the Pope on the streets of Scotland

Insulting comments posted by two Aberdeen footballers at the time of the Pope's Scottish visit have been removed from a social networking site.

Zander Diamond said on Facebook that the Pontiff was "running over Prods in his Popemobile".

Michael Paton reportedly said "Gees a shot o popemobile...sort out these prodies."

An AFC spokesman said the matter was dealt with internally, the comments removed and the players spoken to.

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