Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths charged under offensive behaviour act


Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged by Police following an incident in an Edinburgh pub in March last year.

Prosecutors will look at a police report which alleges that the Scotland international sang an offensive song about former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

A police spokesman said: “A 24-year-old man has been arrested, ­cautioned and charged with an offence under the ­Offensive ­Behaviour at ­Football and Threatening Communications Act.”

Mobile phone footage released at the time by a Scottish newspaper showed Griffiths starting a chant branding Skacel a ‘f****** refugee’ before the Edinburgh derby.

Despite being charged by Police, Griffiths played 76 minutes in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Ross County on Saturday afternoon.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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