Scottish Daily Mail

GRIFFITHS WARNED BY CELTS AGAIN

- By JOHN McGARRY

LEIGH GRIFFITHS has again been warned about his conduct after pictures emerged of the Celtic striker appearing to be involved in a breach of social-distancing guidelines. The 29-year-old, who was injured for the win over Hamilton last Sunday, had a gathering at his house last weekend with photograph­s online showing the number of people inside was one more than the current Scottish Government rules permit. Although the breach is small, Celtic have spoken to Griffiths to underscore that he still crossed the line and a spokesman said: ‘We’re aware of it and he has been be reminded of his responsibi­lities.’ Griffiths has been in hot water already this season

after missing the pre-season trip to France on account of returning to training overweight and out of shape. Celtic boss Neil Lennon yesterday confirmed that he had spoken to his squad in the light of two Aberdeen players testing positive for Covid-19 and six others who they’d come into contact with being forced to self-isolate. ‘We made our players aware again this morning,’ he said. ‘They really can’t go out and socialise and open ourselves up to any finger-pointing. ‘It’s basically a case of home, training, home, games. Unfortunat­ely, that’s the way it’s got to be until things get better. ‘The players here have, in the main, been excellent.’ Across the city, Steven Gerrard has also reminded his Rangers stars of the need to follow the rules to the letter. Insisting the mere thought of another football shutdown ‘hurts’, the manager said: ‘We have sat down with the players and reminded them of their responsibi­lities. We did that on Friday morning before we left Germany. We do it regularly, but obviously there have been developmen­ts while we were away, so it does no harm to remind the players. ‘It’s about making sure no one becomes complacent. We need to make sure that everyone is following the strict guidelines and the rules. ‘We are doing everything we can to stay safe and play our part. The players all have to stay profession­al first of all and keep doing the right things. There could be a second wave. No one is really sure. ‘So we need to keep following the advice and we are certainly doing that. We have to keep our guard up.’

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Hot water: Griffiths was warned by Celtic

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