Date: 17th July 2017 at 8:50pm
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened by UEFA over the conduct of Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

The European Football Association report on their website that there has been a charge placed on the 26-year-old forward for “provoking spectators” during their Champions League qualifying match against Linfield on Friday.

The case will be looked over by¬†UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body this Thursday, 20 July, and it could see Griffiths receive a fine or even a ban for his actions.

While the report does not state what incidents have contributed to the charge, it is likely to be as a result of the Hoops man tying a Celtic scarf to the goalposts following their 2-0 win, which saw a number of fans attempt to invade the pitch.

Earlier in the match Linfield supporters had been throwing objects at the Celtic star, including a glass bottle, as he attempted to take a corner kick.

He paused to pick up the items from the field of play, but the officials were not interested in his protests as the referee showed him a yellow card for time wasting.

The report also shows that Celtic have been charged for improper conduct, having picked up over five bookings during the game, while Linfield also have two charges against them, for the throwing of objects and for the invasion of supporters onto the pitch.

The two clubs’ rivalry will resume on Wednesday when the Northern Irish side visit Celtic Park for the second leg of the tie.