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Griffiths pleads not guilty to racism accusation

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he was involved in racist chanting in an Edinburgh pub last year ahead of a Hearts and Hibs derby game.

Griffiths was captured on mobile phone footage in March last year and is alleged to have sung a racist chant about former Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel.

Griffiths, who was charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, did not appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court but entered a plea of not guilty by letter.

The former Hibernian and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker is to stand trial in October.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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