FORMER Celtic star Kris Commons has hit back at “the morons” who have mouthed off in the fall-out of Leigh Griffiths’ incident with Hamilton Accies’ Sam Woods on Sunday.
The Hoops striker was involved in a tangle of limbs with the midfielder during a flashpoint moment in the first-half of the Hoops’ 4-1 win at the FYO stadium as they moved seven points clear at the top of the Premiership.
Commons, writing in his Daily Mail column, also slammed comparisons between the Scotland international striker and Rangers’ controversial Colombian who has been red-carded SEVEN times in the past two seasons.
Griffiths has been subject to some over-the-top criticism and could face a suspension from the SFA if they decide to take retrospective action.
There have been calls for the frontman to be banned – just like team-mate Ryan Christie who copped a three-game sentence following an incident with Morelos in December – but referee Nick Walsh was content to issue a mere yellow card for the flare-up between Griffiths and defender Alex Gogic as they squared up in the immediate aftermath.
Ally McCoist, offering his analysis on BT Sport after the game, said: “I think there’s a stamp, I definitely think there’s a stamp. I think Leigh Griffiths has got the option of turning around and getting away from the incident, I really do.
“I’ll say one thing to you. Alfredo Morelos – red card.”
Commons, who is a pundit at Sky Sports, slammed back: “I’m sick of hearing this argument from Rangers fans about: ‘Oh, if that was Alfredo Morelos, it would be a nailed-on red card’.
“Please, for everyone’s sake, stop banging that drum.
“It’s nonsense which empowers these morons who view Scottish football as some kind of points-scoring extravaganza of whataboutery. For Griffiths, it’s a case of finding his happy place and just enjoying his football once again.”
Griffiths is likely to learn later today if any further action is required from the SFA.
Neil Lennon has already insisted it was not a red-card offence.