In a rare moment of justice in Scottish football, Dundee and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged by Police Scotland with culpable and reckless conduct after the diabolical incident at Dens in which he kicked a flare clean into the crowd, and was claimed to have injured a spectator.
Griffiths ‘apologised’ but his stupid mindless excuses did not wash one jot and his behaviour was simply dangerous.
Some argued that the moron who threw the flare on should be equally punished, and we don’t disagree with that, and we must also declare Griffiths was being roundly abused by the Saints fans who made up the numbers.
But that’s no excuse for booting a burning object at them and it’s absolutely correct he faces criminal charges now.
See, if the man had simply stated he was bang out of order, has no excuses, is endlessly sorry and it was a moment of red mist madness which he deeply regrets, we’d still be 100% condemning of it but at least he didn’t make pathetic reasons for it. Sadly, he did, and just demonstrated his character in the process.
Hopefully the right ‘verdict’ will come of all this.