Novo faces police action over incident

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The Rangers striker Nacho Novo is at the centre of a police investigation following an incident at the end of his side's 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen on Saturday. Novo was photographed with his shorts lowered beneath his buttocks as he walked off the Pittodrie pitch. The 30-year-old could now face police action or disciplinary procedures from his club or the Scottish Football Association.

A Grampian Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm we are investigating an incident involving a player at the end of the Aberdeen-Rangers match. As a procedure both clubs will be contacted and the appropriate action will be taken."

Rangers' defeat meant they were leapfrogged at the top of the Scottish Premier League by Celtic, who won 3-1 at home to St Mirren, and captain David Weir believes the Old Firm's stuttering start to the season is giving the rest of the SPL a huge incentive.

Weir said: "If we don't stop dropping points then I'm sure it will encourage everybody else if they see it is possible to beat the Old Firm.

"We need to put a run together where we are winning as we have not done that for any length of time. Dropping points, whether you are losing or drawing, is not good enough when you are Rangers or Celtic, so it is obviously something we have to address.

"The league is wide open at the minute."