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Trial set for Green Brigade members

SEVEN members of the Green Brigade are due to stand trial next year for allegedly singing a song in support of the IRA.

Paul Duke, 37, Ross Gallagher, 29, Christopher Bateman, 28, David Gallacher, 22, Sean Cowden, 21, Kieran Duffy, 18 and Greg Robertson, 28, have all appeared in court charged with the offence.

The seven men are alleged to have behaved in a way that "is likely or would be likely to incite public disorder" by singing a song in support of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) by singing the Roll of Honour at Celtic Park.

All of the men pled not guilty when they appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court, represented by Paul Kavanagh, and a trial was set for next June.

Duke and Gallagher, from East Kilbride, Bateman, from Irvine, Gallacher and Cowden from Glasgow and Duffy from Coatbridge, are accused of singing the song at the Champions League qualifier match at a Celtic against Elfsborg match on July 31.

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