LEIGH GRIFFITHS, the Celtic striker who is just three weeks into a season-long loan with Dundee, is in line for an SFA probe.
The 30-year-old former Scotland international star was caught on film booting a flare into the St Johnstone support during the Perth side’s 2-0 win in the Premier Sports League Cup quarter-final at Dens Park last night.
Footage shows Griffiths kicking a blue smoke canister into the travelling fans – and the flashpoint incident will almost certainly be reviewed by Scottish football’s Hampden rulers.
In the video clip, which has been shared on social media, the forward can be seen walking towards the pyrotechnic which had been thrown onto the pitch. He then left-footed the object back into the Saints’ followers.
Leigh Griffiths kicking a smoke bomb back in to the St Johnstone end tonight pic.twitter.com/sEs73uzqJ3
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Griffiths may have been reacting to abusive chants being aimed at him by the visiting fans, according to a report in the Daily Record.
Now he faces a sweat to see if he will be punished for his actions.
Police Scotland, meanwhile, say enquiries are ongoing into the incident.
The player joined his former club last month after struggling for three years at Parkhead where he managed to score only 25 goals over the period.
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