Leigh Griffiths says he wants to “draw a line under” a recent incident at Rugby Park, as he apologised to a Kilmarnock supporter.

The in-form Hoops frontman was involved in a minor incident during our 3-1 win in Ayrshire last midweek.

Shortly after coming off, Griffiths seemed to flick a bit of tape at the irate Killie fan after he was subjected to some abuse.


As usual, the incident was talked about for the days following the match, with many mainstream Scottish outlets keen to paint the Hoops man out as the bad guy.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Griffiths has now broken his silence on the matter, as per some quotes from the Daily Record.

He said: “I think it got blown out of proportion. I was getting a bit of abuse and I should not have thrown the tape.

“It was stupid of me. Any player that gets stick, it’s hard to try and block it out, so to speak.

“Especially as it was so close to the bench and the tape was in my hand, it was just a quick reaction.

Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

“It’s water under the bridge now and with performances like my one at St Johnstone, I try to keep my head up and look forward.


“But I want to apologise to the guy and draw a line under it.”

Griffiths is slowly getting back to his best

Griffiths response is pretty classy, while also not backing down on the fact he wasn’t totally in the wrong.

The Scotland international has always been a fiery character, capable of getting embroiled in spats like the one at Rugby Park.

There’s an argument that he’s at his best when he’s on the edge, and hungry to prove people wrong.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That certainly applies to the current period where he’s netted three goals in four games, and looked like he’s improving with every passing match.

He’s starting to make headlines for all the right reasons again.

If he can notch a few more goals between now and May we should be celebrating a lot more success at the end of the season.

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