Celtic's Leigh Griffiths charged by Uefa with 'provoking spectators' after Linfield game

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths charged by Uefa with 'provoking spectators' after Linfield game

As reported by Sky Sports, those actions have resulted in Linfield being charged by European football's governing body, not only for supporters throwing objects but also for fans invading the pitch.

Celtic have been charged by UEFA after Leigh Griffiths allegedly "provoked" Linfield supporters during the Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park last week.

Linfield's charges relate to the "throwing of objects" by their supporters and also a pitch invasion.

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths faces further disciplinary action on top of his freaky Belfast booking after being accused of "provoking" Linfield supporters.

As Griffiths - a Scotland worldwide - prepared to take a corner he was shown a yellow card in rather controversial circumstances as he complained to the referee when bottles from the crowd were thrown at him.

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Celtic are also accused of "improper conduct of the team (five cards or more)".

The 26-year-old was soon substituted but Jonny Hayes was also the target of missiles when taking corners at the same side of the pitch.

"The yellow card for Leigh Griffiths has not been revoked", he said. That rule says that a player may receive a "suspension for one competition match or a specified period for provoking spectators".

Police in Scotland are preparing for Wednesday's return leg at Celtic Park.

Linfield have urged their 1,500 travelling supporters to "do nothing to harm or damage the name of the club you are supporting".

The match itself saw the Scottish champions run out 2-0 winners, with Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic on the scoresheet. "The club takes the safety of fans, players and officials extremely seriously and there will be serious and lasting consequences for anyone involved".

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