FC Astana have thrown the toys out the pram already this week after posting slow motion footage of a tangle between Igor Shitov and Leigh Griffiths on their twitter feed.
The Celtic striker was booked at the time and after the match he labeled what happened as “handbags”.
However, this hasn’t stopped Astana moaning on their social media pages and local media.
Yesterday, Igor Shitov spoke about Leigh Griffiths and is adamant the striker should be suspended.
“Griffiths hit me and what happened should have been a red card.
“He should be suspended for this match.” said Shitov.
This is embarrassing behaviour in the run-up to Wednesday’s vital game that sits at 1-1 after the first leg. Especially when FC Astana proceeded to kick out at our players at every opportunity.
The player also believes Astana will conquer Celtic in Glasgow.
“This is our biggest game but we have played a lot of games in stadiums like Celtic Park and we will not be intimidated.”
Celtic have the away goal advantage and can hopefully advance to the playoff round.
Would be sweeter if Leigh was the man to send us there.
Check out our new shirt!