Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths could miss a crucial European tie after being ordered to return to court on a potential qualifier date.
The Hoops star went on trial today after denying a speeding charge.
He is accused of driving his four-litre, 469 horespower, Mercedes AMG C63 at 62mph on Dundee’s Kingsway on June 3 last year.
Griffiths sat in the dock at Dundee Justice of the Peace court just 12 hours after playing in Celtic’s 1-1 draw with AEK Athens in the Champions League qualifiers.
After a full day’s evidence the case was adjourned until August 30 – the same day as the second leg of the Europa League playoff round.
Celtic would face a crucial match that day should they fail to win their second leg against the Greek side next week.
The court heard more than three-and-a-half hours of evidence from police safety camera officer Scott Aitken about the calibration of the speed gun equipment used in the camera van he was operating.
He told the court he set up the camera on the Kingsway’s westbound carriageway around lunchtime on Saturday June 3 last year.
Around 2.21pm he spotted a blue Mercedes heading towards his van.
He said: “As he came round the corner he is going much faster than the previous vehicle which was doing 50mph.
“I had to wait til that van passed and I had a full view of the car before I triggered it.
“It read 62mph.”
Mr Aitken then pointed out Griffiths as the driver seen in a three-second video clip taken from the speed van’s camera recording.
Fiscal depute Alan Kempton asked him: “As far as you were concerned all the conditions for the use of this device [the camera] were satisfied?”
He replied: “Yes.”
The charge against Griffiths alleges that on June 3 2017 at Kingsway West, Dundee, near the Myrekirk roundabout, Griffiths drove at 62mph in a 50mph zone.
Just seven days later Griffiths netted two stunning free kicks to put Scotland into a late lead against England at Hampden.
But a Harry Kane strike deep into injury time meant the game finished 2-2.
The trial, before Justice of the Peace Derek Cochrane, was part heard until later this month.