A Rangers fan is to stand trial accused of daubing vile graffiti on the side of Dundee United’s Tannadice Stadium while on his way to a match between the Glasgow side and Dundee.
James McIntosh is alleged to have painted graffiti “containing an offensive remark on a banner and door shutter” at the Championship side’s ground on August 13 this year.
The incident is said to have occurred while McIntosh was travelling to the Dundee v Rangers match at Dens Park that afternoon.
Photos later emerged of a sponsors banner outside Tannadice’s George Fox Stand with graffiti on it stating “Possil Loyalist bash washers”.
A further image also emerged of a door shutter outside the Centenary Suite hospitality lounge covered with the words “F*** you Thomson”.
McIntosh’s lawyers entered a not guilty plea on his behalf by letter to a charge under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act on summary complaint.
He further denies an alternate charge of vandalism committed at the stadium.
Sheriff Simon Collins QC set a trial date in March.
He also ordered him to appear at a pre-trial hearing in February.