CELTIC has been handed two charges alongside Linfield for last Friday’s game in the north of Ireland.
One charge, however, is astonishing.
Leigh Griffiths has been accused of provoking spectators by tying a scarf to a goal post.
When you consider these spectators just spent a whole week burning effigies and trying to be as provocative as possible on the night with their chanting and missile throwing, the very notion a scarf on a goal post could ‘provoke’ these cretins is bordering on the insane.
But then again, should we be surprised seeing as Leigh did receive a yellow card from a UEFA official for having a glass bottle thrown at him. That yellow card has resulted in our second charge by UEFA. Utterly ridiculous.
Here is the full charge below for both sides:
Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League second round qualifying first leg match between Linfield FC and Celtic FC (0-2), played on 14 July in Northern Ireland.
Charges against Linfield FC:
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR
Charges against Celtic FC:
• Player Leigh Griffiths – provoking spectators (after the end of the match) – Art. 15 (1) (a) DR
• Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art. 15 (4) DR
This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 20 July