Celtic

By Danny Wright

Rangers fans have blasted Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on social media after he appeared to wipe his nose and smear it on a corner flag at Ibrox on Saturday.

Griffiths, 27, made headlines for all the wrong reasons after the first Old Firm clash of the season at the weekend with his antics that were clearly designed to upset and cause anger among the Gers support.

The Hoops striker managed to get himself on the scoresheet in the 2-0 win for his side after he slotted a cool finish past Wes Foderingham following an inch-perfect pass from Patrick Roberts.

He proceeded to celebrate in front of the Rangers supporters instead of his own, sparking further outrage from the terraces.

Since then, Gers fans have torn into the ex-Hibernian forward on Twitter, exclaiming that he “lacks class” and a “clown”.

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Here is a selection of their tweets:

https://twitter.com/ryanrfc80/status/911950696559337472

https://twitter.com/ThomasG1872/status/911921722110222336

https://twitter.com/wtodd921/status/911718729553256448

Plenty of Gers fans tore into Griffiths for his antics on Saturday, but it isn’t the first time he has caused controversy this season after he was banned in the Champions League for tying a Celtic scarf on the goalposts at Linfield.

Parkhead hero Chris Sutton has even urged the Hoops ace to grow up and simply do his talking on the pitch.

In other Rangers news, Sutton has included a surprise name in his team of the week after the Old Firm clash.

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