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Daniel Fraser denies Pittodrie Remembrance Sunday sectarian charge

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Image caption The game was on 9 November

A man has appeared in court charged with making sectarian remarks during a football match between Aberdeen and Celtic on Remembrance Sunday.

Daniel Fraser, 24, denies behaving in a way likely to incite public disorder at Pittodrie Stadium on 9 November.

Mr Fraser, of Aberdeen, faces a charge under the Offensive Behaviour Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 at the city's sheriff court.

He is due to stand trial next year.

Separate charge

Another man, Charles Tinney, appeared separately at the same court to face an assault charge over an incident which allegedly happened at Pittodrie on the same day.

The 55-year-old is alleged to have punched Christopher O'Hagan to the head to his injury.

Mr Tinney, of Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, denied the charge and the case was continued.

Celtic - who were down to 10 men - won the game 2-1 thanks to a late goal, after Aberdeen had taken the lead.

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