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Celtic Charged By UEFA Following Leigh Griffiths’ Provoking Of Linfield Supporters

Leigh Griffiths has been charged by UEFA for provoking the Linfield fans after the clubs’ Champions League qualifier in Belfast last week. 

Celtic are set to be held accountable for Griffiths actions at the end of the game, when he tied a Celtic scarf to the post in fron of the Linfield supporters in Windsor Park, according to STV News

The case shall be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body later this week, on July 20.

Of course, there is a bitter rivalry between both supporters from Celtic and Linfield stemming from a difference in beliefs and traditions.

Griffiths was bizarrely booked for time wasting having had bottles, most notably a Buckfast bottle, and coins amongst other objects launched at him from the crowd as he attempted to take a corner in the second-half. It has also been reported that his yellow card will not be rescinded by the European football governing body.

In adddition, Brendan Rodgers’ side have been hit with a further charge of improper conduct for having had five players booked in the fixture. Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic, Tom Rogic, Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong were all cautioned by the referee.

Linfield have also been charged by UEFA for the incident which saw the Buckfast bottle thrown at the Scottish international from the stand.

The match itself saw the Scottish champions run out 2-0 winners, with Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic on the scoresheet.

The team’s meet again in the second-leg of this tie in Glasgow on Wednesday night and both fans have issued stark warnings to their followers to be in their best behaviour.

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