Police probe sick tweet sent to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Police Scotland have confirmed they are investigating a disgusting tweet sent to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

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As Celtic lost their undefeated streak with a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Hearts, a Twitter user by the name of @DavotelliKAT sent a post to Griffiths, saying “I cannot wait til your four children die”.

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The Scotland star quickly replied to the shocking tweet, writing: “Seriously what is wrong with some people. Yes we lost a game of football. But you think saying s*** like this is Big and clever?? Because it doesn’t! It’s horrific, and you should be ashamed of yourself!”

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

Fans of several different clubs came to the defence of the Celtic player and condemned the disturbing message.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland has since told the Scottish Sun: “We can confirm this has been reported by another party and an investigation will be carried out.”

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS