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.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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:


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.

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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?

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