Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths phoned Chris Sutton in the aftermath of the Hoops’ heavy 4-1 loss to Sparta Prague.

The Scotland international bagged our goal in the awful defeat – but then came in for some heavy criticism from Sutton on BT Sport’s post-match coverage.

Speaking on the same channel’s Scottish Football Extra a day later, Sutton revealed Griffiths had contacted him following his outburst.

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“I’m not going to divulge. It’s a private conversation”, Sutton said of the hostile call on BT Sport 2. (Friday, 18:25)

“It’s a crime when you have that much talent and you can’t be bothered. And that’s what’s happened.

Sutton and Lennon chat together

Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon chat together / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“My advice to Leigh would be to do his talking on the pitch.

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The news of Griffiths contacting the pundit is probably not that unusual.

These kind of things will go on a lot in modern football. The difference is that we don’t usually hear about them.

But news travels fast nowadays and Celtic fans were soon having their say on the apparent spat between the two.

 
Leigh Griffiths after scoring against Sparta Prague

Leigh Griffiths after scoring against Sparta Prague / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

To be fair, Sutton was critical of Lennon on Friday

Many of the above comments focus on the same issue.

That is Sutton refusing to call out his old team-mate Lennon for his side underperforming.

As we told you earlier, the Englishman was actually critical of Lennon during the same BT show.

Yet, the majority of his anger seemed to be vented at Griffiths, and also Mohamed Elyounoussi for his phone incident.

With so many players underperforming, Sutton could really have had his pick on Thursday night.

Let’s see what Sunday brings.

Griffiths will just be glad the game is on Sky Sports.

In other news, Mohamed Elyounoussi isn’t the first Celtic star to be caught with his phone at the wrong time this season

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