Dons may erect screen for media after fan's attack

Aberdeen FC may screen off the media in its main stand following an incident involving playerturnedpundit Mark Hateley.

Although Pittodrie Stadium has an extensive enclosed press box, radio commentating teams and overspill journalists are housed at the rear of the main stand.

Hateley, who now freelances for Radio Clyde and is a columnist for the Daily Record, was approached by an irate Aberdeen fan following the 1-1 draw with Rangers.

The fan verbally abused Hateley and picked up a notebook lying at the Radio Clyde commentary station and flung it at him.

Hateley was startled but uninjured and did not want the incident reported to the police.

However, although Aberdeen FC has not yet traced the culprit, it is considering erecting a Perspex screen to separate the media from the spectators.

Club security chief John Morgan said: “It’s sad that the actions of one person have forced us down that route.”

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