Leigh Griffiths: Police Scotland investigating claims Celtic striker sent inappropriate messages to girl under age of 16

Police Scotland investigating claims Leigh Griffiths sent a girl under the age of 16 inappropriate messages; Celtic spokesperson: "We have been made aware of online comments concerning Leigh Griffiths. The club will now look into this matter carefully"

NEWPORT, WALES - JULY 06: Leigh Griffiths during a Celtic training session at Dragons Park on July 06 2021, in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Image: Leigh Griffiths has left Celtic's training camp in Newport

Police Scotland are investigating claims Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths sent a girl under the age of 16 inappropriate messages.

Celtic are also looking into the matter and the 30-year-old has left the club's pre-season training camp in Wales.

Griffiths signed a one-year contract extension at Celtic last week and has made 261 appearances for the Parkhead club, scoring 123 goals.

A Celtic spokesperson said: "We have been made aware of online comments concerning Leigh Griffiths. The club will now look into this matter carefully.

"Leigh has left the club's training camp as we do this.

"It would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this time."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We have been made aware of social media content. We are making enquiries and assessing for criminality."

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