UEFA charge Celtic over Griffiths 'provoking ' fans

Paola Ditto
Luglio 17, 2017

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has been charged by Uefa for "provoking spectators" after his side's Champions League qualifier against Linfield last week.

One of the charges is against Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths for "provoking spectators" after the match.

The Hoops recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over the Northern Ireland outfit thanks to an own-goal from Mark Haughey and Tom Rogic's crisp finish following a well-worked corner routine inside the first 25 minutes at Windsor Park.

The second charge comes from the team accumulating five yellow cards.

Linfield have been charged with both throwing of objects and a field invasion by supporters under Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

Of course, there is a bitter rivalry between both supporters from Celtic and Linfield stemming from a difference in beliefs and traditions. It has also been reported that his yellow card will not be rescinded by the European football governing body.

Celtic have also been charged with "improper conduct of the team" due to the fact they picked up five or more bookings. Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic, Tom Rogic, Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong were all cautioned by the referee.

In a statement after Friday's game, Linfield said there will be "serious and lasting consequences" for fans who threw objects at Griffiths.

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