Celtic Player Apology For Offensive Song

11 September 2015, 15:46

Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised "unreservedly'' after he was admonished for singing an offensive song before a match.

The footballer, 25, was admonished by the judge when he made a brief appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

The incident happened in March last year before a Hearts-Hibs derby game at Tynecastle.

In a statement issued today, Griffiths said: ``I made a mistake, I wrongly became involved in this incident and did not fully consider my actions. I apologise unreservedly for this.

``I am pleased that the judge felt no further action was required, however this is a matter which I have absolutely learned from.''

Griffiths could now face action from the Scottish Football Association after disciplinary hearings into the pub incident were postponed last year to allow the criminal investigation to conclude.

The Scotland international was accused of three charges by the SFA, including bringing the game into disrepute and not acting in the best interests of football.

The former Hibs striker was also filmed singing ``Hearts are going bust'', which also sparked an alleged SFA rule breach.