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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates his goal with team mate Scott Brown

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates his goal with team mate Scott Brown

Neil Lennon has backed Leigh Griffiths following a banner display almost certainly directed at the Celtic striker by some fans before the 6-0 thrashing of Inverness in the Scottish Premiership at Parkhead.

Griffiths notched the fourth goal after Anthony Stokes helped himself to a hat-trick, the third coming from the spot early in the second-half.

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster saved an Aaron Doran penalty almost immediately afterwards but goals from the former Wolves player, Efe Ambrose and substitute Teemu Pukki, on for Stokes, completed the rout.

Griffiths is under investigation by the police, the Scottish Football Association and Celtic for allegedly joining Hibernian fans, of which he is one, in singing a song calling former Hearts player Rudi Skacel “a refugee” in a pub before the Edinburgh derby last month.

“I can’t comment on the banner because I wasn’t sure who it was aimed at for a start,” said the Hoops boss.

“If it was aimed at Leigh then we are going through a process at the minute and we will be able to speak more about it when the process finishes.

“We’ve all made mistakes. But I think the kid will come good.”

I think he’ll learn from it and have a good career here.

 

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