ABERDEEN’S new chairman Dave Cormack has sensationally accused Kristoffer Ajer of “feigning injury” in the red-card incident with Sam Cosgrove.

The Dons striker was banished by referee Euan Anderson for a wayward and reckless challenge on the Celtic defender as his team went down 2-1 at Parkhead at the weekend.

Cosgrove was dismissed immediately and will now be banned for two games after the Pittodrie outfit lost their appeal against the match official’s decision.

Manager Derek McInnes claimed after the game Ajer had “winked and laughed” at Cosgrove while lying on the ground.

Cormack wrote on Twitter: “Sam will take his ban, but the compliance officer has a duty to review Ajer feigning injury with his triple salvo and miraculous recovery after Sam gets the red.”

Cormack compared it to another incident involving Hoops frontman Leigh Griffiths and Dons midfielder Lewis Ferguson.

“Griffiths lunges into Ferguson’s knee with both feet in the air. Fairness for ALL please!” he stated.

As a result of the dismissal being upheld, the 23-year-old forward will now serve a two-game ban, ruling him out of games against Livingston and Hearts.

Cosgrove, who has scored 20 goals this season, has been sent off three times since arriving from Carlisle and two of those have come against the eight-in-a-row champions.

US-based software entrepreneur Cormack took over from Stewart Milne as Aberdeen chairman earlier this month having served on the board since June 2017.

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