A WARRANT has been issued for a man accused of assaulting a footballer.

Zak Griffiths is charged with throwing a cup at Hearts player Barrie McKay during a match between the Edinburgh side and Celtic at Parkhead last December 2.

Griffiths entered no plea when the case initially called at Glasgow Sheriff Court on May 6.

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The 24 year-old, of Aberdeen, was due to be in the dock for a further hearing last week.

Court officials today confirmed a warrant was granted for the arrest of Griffiths after he failed to show.

Griffiths faces an alternative charge to the assault of instead behaving in a threatening and abusive manner during the game.