Dundee United is to quiz one of its players after an image showing a man ‘blacked-up’ appeared on social media.
Defender Jamie Robson has been tagged several times in the post.
It is unclear at this stage whether the man in the image, which appeared online over the weekend, is in fact the Dundee United star.
The man in the image is holding two pieces of cardboard advertising cheap sunglasses and items of jewellery.
The picture – which appeared on Instagram over the weekend – shows a man covered in dark-coloured paint while wearing a high-visibility vest.
A spokesman for the club said: “The club will speak to the player and the content of the discussion will remain internal.”
Several Dundee United fans took to social media to condemn the image as racist and offensive – with some suggesting that the club should fire Robson as a result.
Dundee United was among a number of UK clubs who took part in this years’ Show Racism The Red Card campaign.
A spokesman for the charity said: “The practice of blackface has always had the potential to offend but in the past there was no societal voice for those who would have found it offensive.
“In 2018, it is the consequences of the practice rather than the intention that is relevant. What does blackface say to people, and young people particularly about the acceptance and normality of different skin colours in society?
“Show Racism the Red Card would argue that these practices caricature and portray or glamorise differences which could lead to discrimination.”
Jamie Robson wasn’t in the squad for the 1-1 draw at Greenock Morton at the weekend.
The incident comes nearly a year after Robson was hauled in for talks with club bosses after footage was shared online of him dancing and drinking a green liquid from a pint glass, while driving. The clip — which was recorded from a Snapchat story — showed him sipping on an unknown green drink, taking his hands off the wheel and singing into the camera. He was called in for talks with then manager Czaba Lazslo but the club took no further action against him and said they were satisfied the drink was not alcoholic.