An oil worker has been handed a football ban after he admitted trying to brawl with rival fans on his way to a Scottish Premiership match.
Brian Wright admitted “forming part of a disorderly crowd” as tensions flared ahead of a Dundee United v Aberdeen match at Tannadice Stadium, Dundee, last December.
Wright, an Aberdeen fan, got involved in a rammy in Dundee’s Main Street ahead of the top-flight clash on December 13.
He admitted “engaging in behaviour likely to incite public disorder” by repeatedly trying to engage in violence with rival fans.
A string of other fans of both clubs have already admitted similar charges, with some receiving year-long stadium bans.
Wright, 44, of Union Street, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act.
Kevin Hampton, defending, asked that sentence be deferred on the offshore worker for background reports to be prepared.
Sheriff George Way imposed a football banning order for one year and a community payback order of 75 hours unpaid work.
Three Dundee men also admitted identical charges relating to the same incidents.
Lemmy Milne, Alexander Middleton and Grant Fender appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court where they pleaded guilty to charges of being part of a disorderly crowd on December 13 last year.
They were also handed football banning orders as well as community payback orders.
Police launched dawn raids on those suspected to be involved in incidents.