Celtic player Leigh Griffiths has issued an apology for throwing a tape at a Kilmarnock fan in the Bhoys 3-1 win over Angelo Alessio’s side at Rugby Park, as per BBC Sport.
The Scotland international lost his cool when he was subjected to verbal abuses, just after he was substituted in the 80th minute of the game.
His action caused a subsequent touchline fracas between a home fan and some Celtic players.
The 29-year-old striker has admitted that he “shouldn’t have thrown the tape” and termed his behavior as ‘stupid’ in hindsight.
“I was getting a bit of abuse and shouldn’t have thrown the tape. It was stupid of me,” the BBC quoted Griffiths as saying.
“Any player that gets stick, it’s hard to block it out. It was so close to the bench, the tape was in my hand, and it was just a quick reaction.
“I want to apologize to the guy. It wasn’t nice, I wouldn’t like it done to me. I want to apologize and draw a line under it … it’s water under the bridge now. I am trying to keep my head up and look forward.”
The Hoops boss Neil Lennon defended his striker after that incident, and Griffiths subsequently repaid his manager’s faith by netting a goal in Celtic’s 3-0 victory over St Johnstone. His form has been spectacular this new year, with three goals to his name in his previous four matches.