FOOTBALLER Derek Riordan "disguised" himself to get into an Edinburgh nightclub before hurling homophobic abuse at workers who threw him out, a court heard.
FOOTBALLER Derek Riordan \"disguised\" himself to get into an Edinburgh nightclub before hurling homophobic abuse at workers who threw him out, a court heard.
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Michael Moore, 31, the nightclub's head of secur-ity, told Edinburgh Sheriff Court the former Scotland international sneaked into the Picture House venue, despite being banned from nightclubs in the capital.
Mr Moore said when he and colleagues asked him to leave, Bristol Rovers' Riordan, who has also played for Celtic and Hibs, refused to go. The witness said he repeatedly called he and his colleagues 'p**fs' and encouraged them to start fighting with him.
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