October 20, 2021

Lee Griffiths accused of ‘criminal and reckless behavior’

Police have charged Lee Griffiths following an incident in Dennis Park earlier this week.

On loan from Dundee Striker. Celtic, Launches a pyrotechnic device on supporters celebrating its opener in the Premier Sports quarterfinals on Wednesday.

He issued an apology yesterday.

Police have since confirmed that the footballer has been charged with “criminal and reckless conduct”.

A police spokesman said: “Police. Scotland May confirm that a 31-year-old man has been charged with felony and negligence after an incident in Dundee Park, Dundee on Wednesday, September 22nd.

A report will be submitted to Procurator Mali.

Video footage taken by a supporter and posted on social media shows Griffiths kicking a blue smoke bomb off the pitch and kicking distant spectators at a stand in Dennis Park.

Dundee issued a statement on the “tragic incident” which read: “After the opening ceremony, a smoker, among other things, was thrown into the park by supporters. The pyrotechnic ended at the back of the stand. Happened when Lee kicked him off the field.

Griffiths added: “It was sad that the pyrotechnic ended up back on the stand because my only goal was to get it off the pitch.

“After losing just one goal, I was anxious to restart the match as soon as possible and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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