Leigh Griffiths hit with fine over Rudi Skacel song

LEIGH Griffiths has been fined £2500 and hit with a suspended two-match ban by the Scottish FA for singing an offensive song about former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

Leigh Griffiths has been fined, and received a two-match suspended ban. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Griffiths admitted singing that the Czech midfielder was a ‘f***ing refugee’ while in a bar with Hibernian fans before an Edinburgh derby in March 2014.

The Celtic striker was served a Notice of Complaint over the incident, with a separate ongoing police probe delaying any decision.

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Griffiths pleaded guilty earlier this month, saying he ‘apologised unreservedly’ for the incident. He was admonished by the judge but faced no further punishment.

But a judicial panel today accused the 25-year-old of ‘not acting in the best interests of association football by singing in public a song of an offensive, racist and / or discriminatory nature.’

Griffiths was hit with a two-match ban, suspended if the player breaches disciplinary rule 77 before the end of the current season, and fined £2500 by the Scottish FA.