Griffiths Faces SFA Rap For Insult To The Deaf – An Exclusive By Keith Jackass.
Leigh Griffiths is facing a broad range of SFA sanctions after he made a gesture yesterday which appeared to mock the deaf.
It came in Celtic’s match against Partick Thistle, where the holders were lucky to progress after scoring twice on the break and being fortunate in the first half when Kenny Miller had a shot come off the underside of the bar.
But the SFA are set to heap further misery during Celtic’s season of woe as Clare Whyte considers Griffiths’ actions and consults the rulebook for possible violations. Finding them will not be difficult and just in case she has trouble doing so we have reproduced the ones she can use in a piece which links from this article.
What this adds up to is trouble for Griffiths, who’s “fingers in the ears” gesture can only have been an ugly reference to those afflicted by deafness.
Alfredo Morelos has raised money for several of their charities back home in Colombia, so it’s quite possible that this gesture was aimed at him as well as them, and will be cited by the Ibrox club as further proof that there is a sustained campaign to drive him out of Scotland.
This journalist called Celtic Park for comment, and a man who would identify himself only as Peter said, “Are you f@@@ing kidding me with this @hite? What have you been drinking tonight, Jackar@e? Or are you back on the glue?”
Celtic clearly knows the player was in the wrong and there is clearly no appetite for defending him.
If the SFA decides to impose a ten match ban it is not even clear that the club would appeal.
And Celtic could be in further trouble if the SFA looks at a number of other incidents which we have highlighted for them, including a moment in the first half where Scott Brown mocks those affected by erectile dysfunction when he scratches his balls.
This comes just a week after the SFA filed a ludicrous charge against the Ibrox club that sought to humiliate Alfredo Morelos and his team-mate Ryan Kent who’s wholly innocent gestures were diabolically misinterpreted by those at Celtic Park.
The club also released a paranoid rant after Ryan Christie was charged with grabbing Morelo’s crotch, citing an entirely unrelated and completely innocuous incident from a game at Ibrox where Christie clearly pushed his crotch into the Colombian superstar’s hand.
No-one at the SFA was available for comment, although the sound of laughter could clearly be heard from the office of the new head of refereeing, Crawford Allan.