Dundee Student teacher denies assaulting Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson after Dens Park cup game By Agency Reporter November 24 2017, 11.42am Share Student teacher denies assaulting Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson after Dens Park cup game Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/dundee/551347/student-teacher-denies-assaulting-dundee-united-chairman-stephen-thompson-dens-park-cup-game/ Copy Link The incident is alleged to have happened at Dens Park after United lost 2-1 in a cup match. A student teacher is to stand trial accused of assaulting Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson in the stands at the end of a tense Dundee derby. Christopher Brash is alleged to have attacked Mr Thompson in a corridor below the directors’ box at Dens Park following a Betfred Cup match on August 9, which the home side won 2-1. He is said to have repeatedly pushed the United chairman on the body, causing him to fall to the floor. Brash, 24, of Auchinblae Place, Dundee, denied a charge of assault on summary complaint at Dundee Sheriff Court. Solicitor advocate Jim Laverty, defending, said: “I advise that this case will potentially be a lengthy trial. “There are up to five or six defence witnesses and there may well be video evidence to be tendered in this matter.” Sheriff Ian Anderson set a trial date next March and ordered Brash to appear at a pre-trial hearing in February.