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Griffiths pleads guilty to offensive singing

By September 11, 2015No Comments

Leigh Griffiths says he’s sorry after pleading guilty to singing an offensive song about former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

The Celtic forward made an appea

rance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court over the offensive lyrics he sang before the Edinburgh derby between Hearts and HIbs in March last year.

The striker was admonished and Griffiths says he apologises unreservedly for his actions.

Griffiths said: “I made a mistake, I wrongly became involved in this incident and did not fully consider my actions

“I apologise unreservedly for this. I am pleased that the Judge felt no further action was required.

“However, this is a matter which I have absolutely learned from.”

Hibs fan Griffths was pictured in the Roseburn Bar near Tynecastle, standing up on a chair and joining in the song sang by Hibs supporters in the pub.

HIs defence lawyer Solicitor Advocate Liam O’Donnell said his client had behaved well since the incident. He also said Griffiths was fined four weeks wages by Celtic for his involvement.