The Leigh Griffiths stunner has us absolutely perplexed today. Not only do the police let him away with grooming under age girls online, but now an apology for trying to burn down half a football stadium is enough too?
Let’s be clear, the statement he and Dundee released is a complete, absolute, and total disgrace, continuing the modern pathetic trend of justifying disgraceful conduct with ‘reasoning’ when anyone can tell it was a rush of blood to the head.
There is no defence for kicking a flare aggressively into a crowd, an act that could easily scald someone for life. 100% – there’s simply nothing Griffiths can say that in any way defends this act or gives a reason for it.
He angrily, recklessly, carelessly, dangerously and some might argue maliciously kicked a burning rod into a group of people where he could have done some massive damage to them.
This is one occasion we will absolutely not in any way support this man, who we’ve gently defended in the past on grounds of mental ill health.
This time it’s clear he was a disgrace, and anywhere else the throwing of fire onto another person is a criminal offence and an apology in court isn’t going to cut it.
But Griffiths appears to be getting away with it, because he’s a footballer.
The media too, have been extremely gentle on this, with little coverage about it – only the Sun even mentioned it on their back page and it was just a wee column… DR of course completely ignored it.
There are claims there may be an SFA probe, which sums this up. Not a criminal probe for, you know, a man launching a firebomb into a crowd of people, no, just an SFA probe.
Only in Scotland.