There’s been a huge furore recently over Kyle Lafferty and his late sister’s passing (RIP) and specifically Leigh Griffiths’ apparent reaction to it.
Lafferty is obviously in a bad place right now, and has grieving to do, but while the man’s tweet like was clearly incredibly poorly thought out, we don’t want to believe he was actually mocking Lafferty’s loss.
Of all players, choosing Lafferty for that picture was ignorant and dumb, but even then – why would any Scottish player thrive on seeing Northern Ireland fail to make the Euros?
As a nation, we have next to no beef with Northern Ireland – and to dance with joy that they’d failed to get to the Euros makes no sense except being incredibly petty. And pathetic, in fact.
Does Griffiths deserve the hate? Probably not to the extreme that he’s had, but whether he was making a shocking smear towards Lafferty over his sister or indeed attacking Northern Ireland for not qualifying (is he aware his manager is Northern Irish), it was a frankly rotten like to make.
Either way, he’s proven himself to be a petty-minded sh*t who thrives on other countries’ failure.
The original tweet probably covered every aspect of poor taste, but it doesn’t matter – Griffiths endorsed it, and either slagged off Lafferty’s loss or Northern Ireland – absolutely rotten in either case.
No, he’s shown his true character here, and honestly? We’d have no issue with Ireland qualifying, with England qualifying – basically, grow up Leigh, on every level.