Griffiths, Celtic and Linfield charged after ill-tempered Champions League tie

ShareClose Comments
The striker had objects thrown at him during the Champions League match in Belfast but has been charged with provoking spectators

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has been charged by UEFA with provoking spectators after the Scottish Premiership champions' 2-0 win over Linfield at Windsor Park.

Bet on Man Utd vs Real Madrid in ICC

Early goals from Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic gave Brendan Rodgers' side a 2-0 victory in the first leg of the Champions League second-round qualifier but the match was marred by fans throwing missiles at Celtic players.

After one such incident, Griffiths was booked, having complained to the referee Alejandro Hernandez about a bottle being thrown in his direction as he prepared to take a corner.

Following the final whistle, Scotland international Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf to one of the goalposts.

Celtic have also been charged with improper conduct for having five players booked during the match, while Linfield must answer charges in relation to throwing objects and supporters invading the field.

UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body will deal with the case on Thursday.

Next article:
Suarez announces wife's pregnancy after World Cup heroics
Next article:
'This is not football' - Carvajal criticises Iran tactics
Next article:
FIFA fines Mexico over discriminatory chants during World Cup
Next article:
Why Cristiano Ronaldo is so special - Soares
Next article:
Spain hero Costa denies stamping on Iran goalkeeper
Close