Celtic's Griffiths charged with 'provoking spectators' after Linfield tie

From BBC - July 17, 2017

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged with "provoking spectators" after he tied a scarf to the goal following Friday's 2-0 win at Linfield.

The first leg of the Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park in Belfast was marred by incidents.

Play was held up when a bottle was thrown at Griffiths and there was an attempted pitch invasion at full-time.

Linfield have been charged by Uefa with the "throwing of objects" and a "field invasion".

Scottish champions Celtic have also been charged with "improper conduct of the team" after they picked up more than five bookings.

One of the players booked was Griffiths, who was shown a yellow card by referee Alejandro Hernandez as he picked up a bottle that had been thrown at him while he was taking a corner.

Police with dogs were deployed at full-time to stop a pitch invasion.


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