Celtic fans react on Twitter to Griffiths omission
By Amir Mir
Leigh Griffiths was not named in the squad to face Motherwell at Fir Park – and Celtic fans on Twitter questioned his absence from the team.
Brendan Rodgers side, who are unbeaten in 12 games this season, will be looking to extend their eight point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a win on Saturday afternoon.
They take on Motherwell who are sixth in the table with 15 points from 14 games with Celtic beating them 2-0 in October during the reverse fixture.
Hoops supporters questioned the absence of their senior striker Griffiths, who made a brief appearance from the bench during their 3-0 win over Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final last Sunday.
Fans stated that they were growing increasingly concerned about the 26-year-old who has fallen out of favour with his club manager.
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Griffiths has played eight Scottish Premiership games this season, scoring four goals and he has made 18 appearances in all competitions.
Former Liverpool manager Rodgers has instead opted to play summer signing Moussa Dembele up front this term.
Supporters on Twitter felt Griffiths was injured, but many were still in the dark about his omission from the squad.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Call me paranoid (it's been a while!) but growing increasingly concerned about Griffiths' continued absence. Two strikers please.
— Beans (@BeansBhoy) December 3, 2016
— Dillon Maguire (@Dill_Maguire72) December 3, 2016
Assume Erik and Griffiths are injured. Very strong team regardless – Kolo Toure isn't a bad replacement. Hopefully see GMS at some point.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) December 3, 2016
Whys Griffiths suddenly always injured?
— Joseph (@josephduffy81) December 3, 2016
Griffiths no even on the bench the day, he injured?
— Gunnie (@ChrisGunn_) December 3, 2016
Wit is going on with Griffiths ??
— Cambuslang athenry (@CambyAthenryCSC) December 3, 2016
In other Celtic team news, Brendan Rodgers has stated he cannot wait for this player to return from injury.