Football boss charged with TV assault

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A football club chairman has been charged after an alleged assault on a television reporter, police confirmed last night.

A football club chairman has been charged after an alleged assault on a television reporter, police confirmed last night.

Jim McLean, who resigned as chairman of Dundee United Football Club on Saturday after the alleged incident, was charged yesterday by officers from Tayside Police. Mr McLean will also be the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in Dundee.

Superintendent Ron Wilkie said: "Following an investigation into an alleged incident at Tannadice Park on October 14, Tayside Police can confirm a man has been charged and report submitted to the procurator fiscal at Dundee."

He is alleged to have assaulted a BBC Scotland reporter, John Barnes, after a home match between the club and Hearts at their Tannadice ground, which Dundee United lost 4-0.

The club declined to comment on the decision yesterday.

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