Leigh Griffiths admits signing offensive song about Rudi Skacel


Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths plead guilty to singing an offensive song about former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

The 25-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court over the incident which took place in March last year before the Edinburgh derby last year, but the case was

In a statement issued by Griffiths, the striker said: “I made a mistake, I wrongly became involved in this incident and did not fully consider my actions. I apologise unreservedly for this.

“I am pleased that the judge felt no further action was required, however this is a matter which I have absolutely learned from.”

Sheriff Scott admonished Griffiths meaning that the court will take no further action against the player.

Griffiths could now face disciplinary action from the Scottish FA after the governing body had postponed any action to allow the criminal investigation to conclude.

It was announced in court that Griffiths had been fined four weeks wages by Celtic following the incident.


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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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