Celtic Charged By UEFA Following Leigh Griffiths' Provoking Of Linfield Supporters

Postado Julho 17, 2017

Linfield and Celtic have both been charged after violent scenes at last week's Champions League match in Belfast, Uefa said on Monday.

Celtic are set to be held accountable for Griffiths actions at the end of the game, when he tied a Celtic scarf to the post in fron of the Linfield supporters in Windsor Park, according to STV News. The Scotland forward had earlier been booked in controversial circumstances and complained to the referee when bottles were thrown at him when he prepared to take a throw-in.

UEFA has said that its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on Thursday.

Griffiths had been shown a yellow card for time-wasting in the second half of the game.

Celtic has long ties with the Catholic community and Linfield traditionally draws support from the Protestant community.

Celtic have also been charged with improper conduct for having five players booked during the match, while Linfield must answer charges in relation to throwing objects and supporters invading the field. It has also been reported that his yellow card will not be rescinded by the European football governing body.

Linfield have also been charged by UEFA for the incident which saw the Buckfast bottle thrown at the Scottish worldwide from the stand.