Leigh Griffiths

Former Scotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been fined a total of £17,000 for booting a smoking flare into a crowd of rival supporters. The player admitted endangering St Johnstone fans during a cup match while he was playing for Dundee by kicking the smoke bomb into the away stand at Dens Park.

Dundee Sheriff Court was told that Griffiths was on loan from Celtic at the time and was having his salary paid by them while he played for Dundee. He was fined two weeks wages – £15,000 – by the Parkhead club.

The court was told that Dundee were only paying bonuses to Griffiths under the loan deal, but they also fined him £1,000 for kicking the flare into the Bob Shankly Stand.

Sheriff George Way fined Griffiths a further £1,000 today and said it was appropriate – given the way money rules football – that a financial penalty be imposed on the player.

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