A teenager has appeared in court charged with posting racist messages to a Rangers player on social networking site Twitter.
Charles Cummins, 18, is alleged to have acted in a racially aggravated manner on April 30, which caused or was intended to cause alarm and distress to Kyle Bartley.
He is accused of posting racially offensive remarks aimed at Mr Bartley's on Twitter.
The teenager, of Baillieston, Glasgow, denied the charge at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday and defence lawyer Neil Kilcoyne requested his client was bailed.
Procurator fiscal depute, Soraya Malik asked that Cummins be granted bail with special conditions of not attending any SPL match or going to any SPL grounds and that he does not access any social networking site.
Sheriff Charles McFarlane QC granted bail with the additional conditions and a trial was set for later in the year.