Rival Premiership supporters have been laughably losing the plot on Twitter over Leigh Griffiths.
The Celtic striker was caught up in an incident with Hamilton’s Sam Woods at the Fountain of Youth stadium yesterday. Referee Nick Walsh chose to book Griffiths for the incident, as his foot came down on the Accies defender.
There wasn’t much in it. Indeed, the Celtic striker’s booking only came due to a pushing contest with Hamilton’s Alex Gogic, who was also carded.
But that hasn’t stopped Scottish football fans on Twitter going into meltdown mode. Here’s a look at some of the laughable reaction to the Griffiths incident:
Leigh Griffiths should have a 3 match ban for that stamp, Knew exactly what he was doing, Likely it will go unpunished from the corrupt SFA
— Aberdeen FC Fan Page (@AberdeenFanPage) February 2, 2020
Leigh Griffiths going straight for the kidney.
They call that 'common assault" everywhere else.
Red card? Noooo of course not.
If it was Alfie, 5 game ban, media onslaught, Sutton raging, Hartson kicking somebody & some weegie Poirot in his loft.
Not law breaking Leigh though. https://t.co/nhukDCCLCF
— David (@David14964963) February 2, 2020
Asked about the Griffiths stamp, Gordon Strachan said: “you’ll have to ask Leigh if he meant it, only he knows”
A pundit, paid money for his opinions actually said that on live television.
— Blu Stu (@blustugers) February 2, 2020
Ally McCoist “Griffiths can walk the opposite direction away from it he turns round and there’s a stamp, it’s a red card. I tell you one thing, Alfredo Morelos, that’s a red card”
Spot on, The referee couldn't have got the red card out quick enough if it was a Rangers player pic.twitter.com/1SKghgGB3d
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) February 2, 2020
Ally McCoist just said if it was Alfredo Morelos who did what Griffiths did it's a red card. 100% Ally.
— STEVIE URQUHART (@STEPHENURQUHAR1) February 2, 2020
Was that stamp not exactly the same as Morelos on Mckenna last season. Griffiths should be cited and time our club call out these refs
— sneddon (@sneddon04) February 2, 2020
In every single game Griffiths has played since his ‘comeback’, he has been involved in some sort of unsavoury or controversial moment.
But aye, Morelos! 🤔
Must help when you have a PR company behind you pushing every on-field misdemeanour as ‘mental health’ issues. Derek
— Aye Ready Podcast (@AyeReadyPod) February 2, 2020
Just saw the Griffiths incident he clearly stamps on the boy how pundits like Sutton and Stewart can say it’s not a red card is a joke!!! If it was Morelos they’d be wanting him jailed!!!
— William Lyle ⚽ (@w2lyle) February 2, 2020
Just seen the Griffiths stamp in Hamilton game. How on earth is that not a red card offence! Referee couldnt have missed it!!!!
— Rathfriland R.S.C. (@RathfrilandGRSC) February 2, 2020
I am baffled. I really am. Celtic deserved the win I have no qualms there but Griffiths stamping on Woods and then diving and not sent off? Makes no sense. Ref bottled it big time and it happens consistently when Hamilton play the Old Firm. Unbelievable bias.
— Ben 🇦🇹 (@BenOnlyAccies) February 2, 2020
And what if Griffiths got away with one?
People are bound to have different opinions on this one, and that’s okay. If you think that Griffiths should’ve been sent off then you’re perfectly entitled to believe so.
However, so what if he should’ve done? Do we then suddenly cry conspiracy because a Celtic player has gotten away with on off-the-ball incident?
Some of the Rangers fans above are laughable in their verdict. How can you compare Alfredo Morelos to Griffiths and act as though the Colombian would’ve received the harshest measures possible? He gets away with plenty, such as when he stamped on Anthony Ralston in THAT derby match last season.
By the way, Morelos also didn’t face any action for his ridiculous conduct in that game (BBC). So let’s end this idea that the Rangers striker would’ve been treated differently had it been him in Griff’s situation.
Referee Walsh saw what he saw. He believed it was a coming together with not a lot in it. That was his decision, and it most certainly wasn’t down to any sort of bias.
Perhaps the Rangers supporters, and other rival fans for that matter, couldn’t take the fact that Celtic stretched their lead at their top of the Premiership. After all, it’s a lot easier for them to play the victim role, isn’t it?