Linfield and Rodgers slam fan after buckfast incident

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

Referee Alejandro Hernandez ran over, and was shown the objects by Griffiths - however the Spaniard appeared more interested in scolding Griffiths for not taking the corner fast enough.

The Scotland worldwide got a further measure of revenge, with the game ending with riot police in front of one section of the stadium after the home support reacted furiously to Griffiths tying a Celtic scarf onto a goalpost.

"I have to say at the end of the game Leigh Griffiths was provocative tying a scarf to the post, that was out of order, but the bigger picture is that it's shocking and I hope that yellow card gets rescinded because that could affect Celtic down the line".

He said: "You sometimes get these scenes not only here but throughout the country and it's obviously not something we want to see, ' he said of the missile-throwing. If you take that away then the evening was a good evening".

The Scottish champions had refused their ticket allocation for the first leg of the second qualifying round match in Belfast over security fears.

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Linfield manager David Healy claimed not to have seen any object being thrown and backed the home fans. "I would much rather be settled in Glasgow with the boys playing week in, week out", Benyu told reporters.

The former Rangers striker said: "Linfield as a club have made giant strides over the years to try to cut that shouting and abuse out but you get that in Old Firm games, you get that in Manchester derbies, you are always going to get a ferocious red-hot atmosphere". We are obviously very disappointed that a small number of people chose not to respect the club's wishes.

"No matter where we go, the Celtic fans are fantastic, they follow us everywhere, home and away, so it was fantastic to see them. The club takes the safety of fans, players and officials extremely seriously and there will be serious and lasting consequences for anyone involved".

Nevertheless, credit must also go to the Blues' backline, who put in a committed defensive display to help ensure the scoreline remained respectable.

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