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Leigh Griffiths

In case you haven’t heard yet, the story is here. As has been reported elsewhere Griffiths, after a provocative remark from a Twitter follower with an Asian sounding name, retorted “Why don’t you fuck off back to your own country you clown”

So, daft laddie makes a comment he shouldn’t have on a social networking site. He soon afterwards apologises.

The reaction from the racism police has been something akin to the following:

I’m not of course condoning what Griffiths said, but Jehovah! aren’t there some slightly more important matters for people to get animated about?

Common sense and senses of context and proportion seem to be sadly lacking here.


4 Responses

  1. Less cerebral footballers and Twitter accounts is not a good combination. Not the wisest reaction by Griffiths, but it when you see it in the context of the exchange, it is a reaction that was deliberately provoked. Two idiots on the net winding each other up. Nothing more sinister
    The club are disciplining him, and he has apologised.

    I can imagine the overreaction.
    It does remind me of somebody posting a photo from Twitter on a blog of two footballers apparently mocking a homeless person. The post was accompanied by a strong profanity laden condemnation, where no consideration was given that there may have been another explanation.
    Thankfully it was a private blog and the poster has learned from this.
    Hopefully Griffiths will learn from this experience.

  2. I bet the wee runt is shittin’ his breeks in case his parent club – Wolverhampton – recall him from his loan-spell in Auld Reekie.

  3. I was shocked and horrified when I heard this story……..The wee toe-rag has 13,000 followers? God help us all.

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