Linfield to in­ves­ti­gate Celtic bottle in­ci­dent

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Linfield will in­ves­ti­gate a bottle-throw­ing in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Celtic striker Leigh Grif­fiths that oc­curred dur­ing the Scot­tish club’s 2-0 win in Fri­day’s Cham­pi­ons League sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round. Scott Sin­clair and Tom Rogic scored as Celtic won a hos­tile first-leg en­counter at Wind­sor Park in Belfast, but Scot­land in­ter­na­tional Grif­fiths was tar­geted by ob­jects thrown from a sec­tion of the home crowd while tak­ing a corner. The striker was booked af­ter pick­ing up a bottle thrown onto the pitch, a de­ci­sion Celtic man­ager Bren­dan Rodgers branded as “strange” be­fore say­ing he would seek fur­ther ex­pla­na­tion from the of­fi­cials. Linfield is­sued a state­ment af­ter the match promis­ing to pun­ish any­one iden­ti­fied as be­ing in­volved. “The club will be re­view­ing our own footage and in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ci­dent that took place dur­ing the match where a num­ber of ob­jects were thrown on to the pitch. We are ob­vi­ously very dis­ap­pointed that a small num­ber of peo­ple chose not to re­spect the club’s wishes,” the state­ment said. “Linfield FC strongly con­demns th­ese ac­tions and will be tak­ing all nec­es­sary steps to iden­tify any in­di­vid­ual who was en­gaged in this ac­tiv­ity. —AFP

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