Man in court over 'racist abuse' of Rangers players on Twitter

Charge: Convery is accused of making the comments on Twitter.
Charge: Convery is accused of making the comments on Twitter.© STV

A man has appeared in court charged with racially abusing two Rangers players on social media site Twitter.

Michael Convery is accused of having acted in a racially aggravated manner which caused or was intended to cause alarm and distress.

The alleged racist remarks and threats were directed towards Rangers players Kyle Bartley and Maurice Edu.

The 41-year-old is charged with creating the tweets on January 14.

Convery, of Govan, Glasgow, appeared in private on Monday at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration and was represented by Stephen Paterson.

Sheriff Charles McFarlane QC granted Convery bail.