ABERDEEN midfielder Funso Ojo was sent off for an altercation with a Dundee United supporter - after the fan had shoved him.

The Dons were in action at Tannadice on Saturday afternoon in what soon became a fiery clash on Tayside.

United midfielder Callum Butcher was sent off by referee Bobby Madden a few minutes before the interval for violent conduct after a coming-together with Aberdeen striker Christian Ramirez.

However, the two teams would go in at the break a man down after Ojo was given his marching orders within minutes of Butcher's dismissal.

The Dons midfielder went haring after a loose ball and bumped into a ball-boy as he clattered into the edge of the stand, where a United fan was waiting and shoved the 30-year-old over.

Ojo responded by angrily challenging the supporter and moving towards him before backing off - and Madden promptly rewarded his efforts with a second yellow card.