Man accused of launching cup at Hearts player during Celtic game

Man accused of launching cup at Hearts player during Celtic game <i>(Image: PA Images)</i>
Man accused of launching cup at Hearts player during Celtic game (Image: PA Images)

A man will stand trial accused of assaulting a footballer at Celtic Park.

Zak Griffiths is charged with throwing a cup at Hearts player Barrie McKay during a match between the Edinburgh side and Celtic on December 2, 2021.

Griffiths pleaded not guilty today to the charge at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Griffiths faces an alternative charge to the assault of instead behaving in a threatening and abusive manner during the game.

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A trial was fixed for March by Sheriff Gerard MacMillan with a hearing also taking place that month.

The 25-year-old, of Aberdeen, has been ordained to appear.