Two Inverness Caley Thistle stars have been fined following a “disturbance” in Inverness city centre at the weekend.
Winger Aaron Doran, 23, was issued with an on the spot fine by police officers who went to the taxi rank in Castle Wynd.
A second Caley Jags player, who was not identified yesterday, was also given a fixed penalty notice, as was a third man.
The club confirmed two of its players had been involved and said the matter had been “dealt with” internally.
The three men were fined after police officers on foot patrol witnessed what was described as a “minor disturbance” at 3.11am on Sunday morning.
No one was injured in the incident. However, photographs emerged on social media allegedly showing Mr Doran being escorted from the scene.
A police spokesman confirmed an incident had taken place but said nobody had been arrested.
He added: “At approximately 3.11am on Sunday, February 15, police officers who were on foot patrol in Inverness attended a minor disturbance on Castle Wynd.
“Three men in their 20s were issued fixed penalty notices in connection with the incident. No one was injured.”
Mr Doran had earlier been ruled out of playing in his club’s 1-2 Scottish Premiership win against St Mirren in Paisley because of a groin injury, which had also kept him out of the club’s previous match against Partick Thistle.
A spokesman for Inverness Caledonian Thistle said: “Regarding the incident in the city-centre on Saturday evening involving two players from Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, the matter has been dealt with internally and as far as the club is concerned is now closed.”
Mr Doran joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2011 from Blackburn Rovers and is a former Republic of Ireland under-21 international.
He has made more than 100 appearances for the club, including 25 games this season.