A FORMER Inverness Caledonian Thistle player has appeared in court charged with initiating an alleged racially aggravated street attack.
Iain Vigurs (21) and his 22-year-old brother Patrick are accused of repeatedly punching Abidur Chowdhury before kicking him on the ground.
They are also charged with making racial remarks during the alleged assault on Sunday outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Aberdeen city centre.
Vigurs, who is now a midfielder for Ross County, and his brother denied the charges when they appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday and were released on bail. The case has been continued until 13th October and a trial date has been set for 10th November.
Iain Vigurs, whose address was given in court as Bucksburn, Aberdeen, started his career as a youth player at Aberdeen Football Club before signing for Celtic. Age 15, Vigurs played for third division team Elgin City, before making his home debut for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in April 2008 when his team beat Gretna 6-1. At international level, he has represented Scotland under-19s. He signed for Ross Country earlier this month after being released by Caley Thistle.