Leigh Griffiths Hits Back At ‘Pathetic’ Twitter ‘Mistake’ Reports

Leigh Griffiths’ Twitter account was the centre of a ‘Sectarian Storm’ headline today, as The Scottish Sun reported on the fact that the Celtic striker liked a tweet, which made reference to ‘dirty orange b******s’.

The tweet, which mocked ‘Rangers’ fans after their club’s title challenge was dented last night, read as follows: ‘We’re back, 55 is happening! Tell everyone you meet, the teddy’s are back!! Hahahaha the banter years continue. Get it up everyone of you dirty orange b******s’. Accompanying these remarks was a video of ‘Rangers’ fans singing ‘Welcome To The Party’, before a scene appears from Still Game, with Pete ‘the Jakey’ proclaiming “The party’s over.”

The Celtic star quickly unliked the tweet, yet the screenshot had been taken and the headline released. Griffiths then took to his account to slam the publication for running the report, despite his undoing of the like. In a tweet of his own, Griffiths said:

‘So you press something by mistake then fix it…and it still becomes world news. Pathetic.

Wasn’t even aware of it until someone told me. Sorry for the error.’

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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