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Man charged after footballer hit by microphone

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Image caption Hearts' Tynecastle Stadium was redeveloped in 2018

A man has been charged with assault by police after a footballer was hit by a microphone during a match at an Edinburgh stadium.

The incident happened during the Scottish Premiership fixture between Hearts and Aberdeen on Saturday at Tynecastle Stadium.

Hearts defender Jimmy Dunne was hit by a pitchside microphone at the match.

A 47-year-old is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

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