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GRIFF WARNED AGAIN BY CELTIC

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS has again been warned by Celtic about his conduct.

Pictures of the striker emerged that appeared to show him involved in a breach of the Scottish Government’s social-distancing guidelines.

The 29-year-old Scotland international had a gathering at his house for his girlfriend Caitlyn’s 27th birthday with photographs online showing the number of people inside was one more than the current rules permit.

The images on her Instagram were later deleted.

Although the breach is small, the Hoops have spoken to the player to emphasise that he still crossed the line and a spokesman, quoted in the Daily Mail, said: “We’re aware of it and he has been be reminded of his responsibilities.”

Griffiths, of course, was left out of Neil Lennon’s three-game pre-season tour of France after returning from the four-month lockdown overweight.

He played in the 3-1 friendly win over Hibs as the team prepared for the Premiership opener against Hamilton Accies last Sunday. The champions won 5-1, but there was no sign of the frontman.

Lennon confirmed he had spoken to his squad in the light of two Aberdeen players testing positive for coronavirus and six others were self-isolating after the eight team-mates went for a night-out in the north east city on Saturday, as CQN reported earlier this morning.

The Hoops gaffer said: “We made our players aware again this morning,’ he said. ‘They really can’t go out and socialise and open ourselves up to any finger-pointing. ‘It’s basically a case of home, training, home, games. Unfortunately, that’s the way it’s got to be until things get better.

“The players here have, in the main, been excellent.”

 
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