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Celtic and Linfield face UEFA charges

Celtic and Linfield face UEFA charges

Following the final whistle, Scotland global Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf to one of the goalposts.

The Hoops recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over the Northern Ireland outfit thanks to an own-goal from Mark Haughey and Tom Rogic's crisp finish following a well-worked corner routine inside the first 25 minutes at Windsor Park.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths and Linfield have both been charged by UEFA after angry scenes at the Champions League clash between the two clubs on Thursday. It has also been reported that his yellow card will not be rescinded by the European football governing body.

Griffiths was bizarrely booked for time wasting having had bottles, most notably a Buckfast bottle, and coins amongst other objects launched at him from the crowd as he attempted to take a corner in the second-half. He had already cleared some missiles off the pitch before picking up a glass wine bottle, which narrowly missed him.

Scotland worldwide Griffiths was targeted by objects thrown from a section of the home crowd while taking a corner.

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Griffiths' yellow card was one of five which Celtic received and the UEFA charge confirms that it will not be revoked.

The disciplinary charges will be dealt with on July 20, the day after the teams meet in the return leg in Glasgow. That rule says that a player may receive a "suspension for one competition match or a specified period for provoking spectators".

Celtic have also been charged with improper conduct for having five players booked during the match, while Linfield must answer charges in relation to throwing objects and supporters invading the field.

He added: "Anyone who is intent in causing disorder or hate crime can expect to be arrested by police".