posted on Aug, 29 2003 @ 04:45 PM
A Liverpool footballer will go on trial next week accused of assaulting a Celtic fan during a UEFA cup match.
El Hadji Diouf pleaded not guilty to the charge when the case was first called at Glasgow Sheriff Court in May.
It is alleged that he spat at a supporter during the quarter final tie at Celtic Park, Glasgow, on March 13.
The 22-year-old Senegalese striker was excused attendance at Friday's hearing at the Sheriff Court.
Joe Beltrami, representing Diouf, told the court the defence was ready to go for trial.
The court set a trial date for September 4.