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Leigh Griffiths Needs To Temper His Language
Published : 11 Jan 2013 13:35:53
Social media is not a private medium so you have to be careful who can read your comments
Leigh Griffiths could be in bother after responding to a tweet with what could be a considered a racist comments. Lothian and Borders police intend to look into the exchange which ahs been removed from Griffith twitter page. Hibs' on-loan striker Leigh Griffiths allegedly told someone to "f*** off back to your own country ya clown" late last night during an angry online exchange. Griffiths has nearly 13,000 social media followers and a Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: "We have been made aware of this matter, and we are carrying out initial enquiries." The exchange is said to have involved a Twitter user from Livingston, who had earlier sent a tweet to Griffiths saying "@LeighG29 @jordan_cosgrove thumb boy why do you make fun of other peoples looks when you are the worst out the lot?". Griffiths insists he was not a racist, posting: "Got to apologise to @zak_iqbal for my comment earlier, was out of order!" This morning, he also wrote: "I'm not a racist! Yes what I said was out of order! People going to give it a rest now?? Jesus Christ." Griffiths loan period with Hibs is due to end after their game with Dundee on 19 January. Manager is keen to keep the marksman who has scored 14 goals for Hibs this season. However, a club spokesman today confirmed that Hibs would be taking action against the former Livingston and Dundee forward. He said: "Hibernian FC today confirmed that it had spoken to player Leigh Griffiths about exchanges on a social media website. The player had realised that despite the provocation, the language he used was totally unacceptable and had already apologised for what he said. The player has closed access to the account. The player supports the club and the whole of Scottish football in its stance against racism, bigotry and anti-social behaviour. The player will be subject to a disciplinary process which will be a private matter between the club and the player." A spokesman from Wolves added: "Wolves are aware of an alleged racist comment made on Twitter last night by Leigh Griffiths. The club condemns such comments in the strongest possible terms and are extremely angry and disappointed. The player is currently on loan at Hibernian FC and is likely to remain there for the rest of the season. He is, therefore, subject to the disciplinary procedures of Hibernian FC and those of the Scottish Football Association. However, Wolves are in dialogue with Hibernian and are making their feelings known on the matter."