Griffiths charge is revised

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been accused of bringing the game into disrepute for allegedly "singing in public a song of an offensive, racist and/or discriminatory nature".

Last Updated: 17/04/14 at 15:28 Post Comment

Leigh Griffiths is facing a revised SFA charge

Leigh Griffiths is facing a revised SFA charge

Griffiths had already been charged last week with not acting in the best interests of football, when video footage showed the 23-year-old singing a song about Hearts in administration.

And the notice of complaint has now been revised by the Scottish Football Association after an SFA compliance officer watched fresh video footage which emerged over the weekend.

This appeared to show the Scotland international singing in a pub with Hibernian fans as they chanted a derogatory song about former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

Griffiths has now been issued with a more serious charge and the SFA disciplinary hearing has been set for April 24.

The forward used to play for Hibs and was filmed with fellow supporters prior to watching the Edinburgh side lose 2-0 to local rivals Hearts at Tynecastle on March 30.

When footage emerged last week showing the fans singing "Hearts are going bust", Celtic manager Neil Lennon warned Griffiths that the transgression was "his one strike".

On Monday Celtic stated that they took the new allegations "extremely seriously" and Police Scotland said they had launched inquiries into allegations of "racist chanting by a 23-year-old Scottish Premier League footballer".

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Premier League: Neil Warnock feels he 'owes' Crystal Palace fans

New Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock feels he 'owes' the club after the way his first spell in charge ended.

Transfer news: Liverpool-owned Divock Origi reveals Tottenham snub

Divock Origi has revealed that he rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur to move to Liverpool this summer.

Roy Hodgson calls up Jack Colback, Calum Chambers, Danny Rose and Fabian Delph to England squad

Roy Hodgson has named four uncapped players in his latest England squad with Wayne Rooney confirmed as captain.

Mail Box

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property