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Diouf denies spitting charge
El Hadji-Diouf
El Hadji-Diouf: Apologised after match
The Liverpool footballer, El Hadji-Diouf, has pleaded not guilty to spitting at a Celtic fan during a Uefa Cup match.

The player will now go on trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 4 September.

The Senegal striker is charged with assaulting Dominic Schiavone during the match at Parkhead in March which ended in a 1-1 draw.

He was not in court for Friday's brief hearing.

The incident led to a police investigation after which the player, who has apologised to Mr Schiavone, was charged.

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