SHAY Logan, the Aberdeen defender, has apologised for any offence he may have caused with a remark about Rangers on social media app Snapchat in the wake of the Betfred Cup semi-final.

Logan was filmed by a friend saying “f*** the Rangers” after the Pittodrie club had beaten their Ibrox rivals 1-0 at Hampden last month and the footage was posted on the messaging app and then online.

The right back, who is set to line up against Celtic in the competition final on Sunday, explained he had been fooling around with a friend who was a Rangers supporter and had not intended to upset anyone.

“It was my friend who is a big Rangers fan who it was leaked from,” he said. “We have banter all the time but it is just one of those things that it got out there.

“People will always try to see the bad in it, whereas there was nothing bad in it. I have no problem against anyone. It is not in my nature to do that. People may think I do, but I actually don’t.

“It was just a thing that escalated and I am sorry if it offended anybody or anybody took it the wrong way. But for me, if you see that you can see it is two friends having a bit of banter and that is it.”

Logan continued: “Everybody who knows me understands that I literally have nothing against any club or any player.

“Not just in Scotland. I am a big Manchester City fan, but I don’t hate Manchester United. I have a joke with my friends about Manchester United, because they support Manchester United. It is never anything bad towards them or their supporters.”

The 30-year-old, who helped Derek McInnes’s side pull off a major upset by beating Steven Gerrard’s team in the semi-final, cleared his friend of any of the blame and revealed it was somebody else on his Snapchat who posted the footage online.

“I understand it wasn’t him who actually put it out there,” he told the Aberdeen Evening Express. “It was somebody who took it off his Snapchat. You get people like that in all walks of life. Somebody wants to put it out there to paint a bad picture of you.

“That is going to happen. Not just to me, that can happen to anybody. The person who did it – do I know him? No. Do I care about him? No.

“What’s he tried to do? He tried to put me in a bad light. That’s fair enough if that’s how you get your kicks.

“But at the end of the day, coming from me, that was never put out there to be any-thing bad towards the club or anyone who is involved with the club. Because I am not that sort of person. It was just two friends having a laugh.”

Meanwhile, McInnes has admitted he has been disappointed only to win a single trophy at Pittodrie despite leading Aberdeen to four consecutive runners-up finishes in the top flight.

“Periods of time can be reflected on really fondly and I am sure that, in the future, history will show that of the time here at Aberdeen,” he said.

“But for me the most important thing is trophies. We haven’t won enough and I want to win more. I see how important it is to everyone at the club to try to win a trophy.

“Supporters want to see their team lift a trophy and hopefully that’s exactly what we can do.”