Leigh Griffiths faces SFA misconduct charge over flare incident in Dundee v St Johnstone quarterfinal

Leigh Griffiths of Dundee. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

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Griffiths has been charged with breaking three rules – 71, 77 and 202 – which allege: “No football body, club, official, team official or other team member, player, match official or the like. person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Federation will bring the game into disrepute.

‘A recognized football organization, club, official, team official, other team member, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Federation shall, at all times, act in the best interest of association football. In addition, this person or organization must not act inappropriately or use violent behavior, serious criminal act, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behavior or a combination of these. “

Rule number 202 simply states: “No player shall commit excessive misconduct during a game.”

St Johnstone won the quarter-finals at Kilmac Stadium in Dundee and will now face Celtic on November 20 in the semi-finals at Hampden.

The game was Griffiths’ third for Dundee after joining his former club on a one-season loan deal with Celtic.

After the alleged incident, the attacker apologized and gave an explanation via the club website. He said: “It was unfortunate that the pyrotechnics ended up in the grandstand as my intention was simply to remove it from the pitch.

“After losing a goal, I was looking forward to restarting the game as quickly as possible and I would like to apologize for any distress caused by this action.”

Griffiths’ case will be heard by the SFA Disciplinary Panel on Thursday, October 14.

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