Celtic loanee left in disciplinary limbo

By John McGinley

October 8, 2021

Celtic loanee Leigh Griffiths has had his Scottish FA disciplinary hearing postponed until further notice, STV reports.

The outlet states that a Hampden hearing had been set for Thursday 14th October after he allegedly kicked a smoke bomb into the away end at Dens Park.

However, the Dundee striker has also been the subject of a Police Scotland investigation and until the criminal case is over, the SFA won’t make a ruling.

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Griffiths is facing a ban between two and a massive twelve matches for the incident, which took place between Dundee and St Johnstone in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals. [Daily Record]

Clearly there is a lot on the line for the striker, who could have his loan at Dundee ruined by a lengthy ban.

The former Celtic player of the year went to Tayside with the intention of playing regularly and scoring goals.

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Unfortunately though he’s not managed to find the back of the net from four appearances.

Griffiths may well have played his last game for Celtic regardless, with his contract expiring at the end of the season and little hope of him earning a new deal.

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