Champions League: Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths Booked After Linfield Fans Hurl Bottles And Coins Onto Pitch (Video)

Alan Duffy

14th, July 2017


Celtic’s Champions League qualifying clash away to Northern Irish side Linfield was also going to be a heated affair, and the game saw the home fans hurl missiles onto the pitch on a number occasions.

Celtic attacker Leigh Griffiths found himself in the middle of one bout of missile throwing – a Buckfast bottle, no less – but oddly still picked up a booking for complaining to the referee.

The incident happened in the second-half, with Celtic already 2-0 up. While trying to take a corner, Griffiths found himself the target of a whole host of missiles, including bottles and coins.

However, after picking up some of the debris and complaining to the officials on more than once occasion, Griffiths picked up a rather harsh booking, no doubt for perceived time-wasting.

Seems a bit harsh to us!

Celtic, who had refused their ticket allocation due to the volatile nature of the fixture, ran out 2-0 winners in the end, which puts them in the driving seat ahead of the return leg.

After the game, Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf to one of the goalposts in a rather inflammatory gesture.

As for Linfield, they could well find themselves picking up a fine from UEFA after the idiotic behaviour of a section of their fans.