Some Celtic supporters were delighted today after it was reported that striker Leigh Griffiths would not be cited by the Scottish FA after an incident against Hamilton on Sunday.
Talk of a potential ban on Griffiths has been swirling for the last 24 hours after he got tangled up with Accies player Sam Woods in the first half of Celtic’s 4-1 Scottish Premiership.
Facing accusations of a ‘stamp’ from some pundits such as Ally McCoist, there was speculation that the Hampden compliance officer could move to take action.
However, The Glasgow Times reported this afternoon that a panel of three experts had decided the incident was not worth a sending off and as a result, no action will be taken.
Griffiths has become a regular again in the Hoops first-team, scoring three goals in his last five appearances for Neil Lennon and striking up a fruitful partnership with Odsonne Edouard.
For him to then get a ban would have been a major setback in his comeback, so understandably Celtic fans are pleased with the news from Hampden.
Hopefully, Griffiths can continue his appearance streak and start hitting the headlines again for the goals he scores, rather than any daft incidents he gets caught up in.
These supporters have taken to Twitter today to share their thoughts on the decision…
Correct! It was not up for discussion, I’d question the motivation for such request by others.
— Steve (@Steve91392532) February 4, 2020
It was never a red anyway so what’s the problem
— TheMaestro8 (@Maestro8The) February 4, 2020
The correct decision, why it even came to this is totally ridiculous. Move on
— Steph G (@steg16) February 4, 2020
Quite clearly balancing on his left leg.. No force towards the player. Big story out of nothing.
— Allan Barr (@ALDOEST1986) February 4, 2020
Thing’s you love to see 💚
— raymondmcintyre! (@RaymondJMc) February 4, 2020
Correct decision, well done Mr Lawwell.
— Barrhead Bhoy (@Barrhead_Bhoy67) February 4, 2020
Shouldn’t have cited him in the first place! pic.twitter.com/SP9BZ2KEXc
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 4, 2020
we RUN Scottish football and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop us.
— Brian Kelly (@TheReturnOfBGK) February 4, 2020