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GRIFFITHS’ DOUBLE BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR SON

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS netted two fabulous free-kicks to give his son Jacob the perfect birthday gift.

The Celtic striker thought he had presented Scotland with a crucial 2-1 World Cup triumph over England with his deadly double near the end at Hampden yesterday.

Unfortunately, Harry Kane struck right at the death to snatch an unlikely point for the visitors.

Giffiths’ deadball efforts were his first goals for his country in 13 appearances.

The Hoops hitman clutched a magnum of champagne after being named Man of the Match as he revealed his goals were hailed by holiday-making mates in a Scottish boozer in Ibiza.

He said: “I wish I was flying over to join them, but it’s my wee boy Jacob’s fourth birthday today so I’m going to give him a cake tonight. That’s me, I’ll be tucking him into bed later.

“The moment the second goal went in is probably one of my best feelings in football.

“That’s why I did half a lap of Hampden in celebration and I would have jumped in the crowd.

“I got carried away a bit and when the boys grabbed me I just wanted everyone to savour the moment because they don’t come around too often.”

 
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