A lot of Celtic fans vented their fury at the Daily Record over the manner of how the media outlet reported an incident involving Leigh Griffiths on Wednesday night.
Upon being substituted against Kilmarnock, the Hoops striker removed tape from his socks and seemed to throw it in the general direction of some of the home supporters at Rugby Park. The Daily Record subsequently tweeted (via @Record_Sport) that the 29-year-old sparked “angry scenes” as he appeared to “throw object towards Kilmarnock fans”.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) January 22, 2020
According to the Daily Record, the incident “could be reviewed” after one of the home fans reacted by rushing towards the pitch-side barrier to castigate the Celtic striker, apparently prompting police and stewards to intervene.
Griffiths, who scored the Hoops’ second goal in their 3-1 win for his second strike in as many matches after going five months without netting, celebrated by making a “shush” gesture in the direction of the TV studio where Kris Boyd was sitting, with the pundit having questioned Griffiths’ application in recent weeks. [via The Scottish Sun]
These Celtic fans on Twitter were livid over how the Daily Record reported the tape-throwing incident at Rugby Park:
He took the tape off his socks and threw it away. What a joke of a headline.
— Nick (@Frankjnr275) January 22, 2020
This is beyond pathetic. Watching the TV the ‘angry scenes’ where one old guy stood up to see what he threw, a bit of tape #embarrassing the fear of 9iar is hotting up
— vickyrobertson (@streetspiritUK) January 22, 2020
Sensationalism at its extremely worst! pic.twitter.com/illCMTdKqh
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) January 22, 2020
Avoiding the words “Sock tape” because you know how much of a ridiculous non story this is. 😂
— Smithers🏴🍀 (@Smid44) January 22, 2020
@CelticFC when will you stand up and ban these anti Celtic clowns from Celtic Park ?
— Griff (@MildooWolf) January 22, 2020
The Ragcord exceeds itself. Not the bottom of the barrel, they’re underneath it….
— Michael Dickson (@Michael15013412) January 22, 2020
Was at the game and didnt see or hear any reaction so I’m guessing the daily rag with their usual non story.
— James (@J_dog256) January 22, 2020
Haha it’s sick tape . Making it sound like he flung a grenade haha
— darren (@daza2k8) January 22, 2020
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