Leigh Griffiths charged following tweet

Leigh Griffiths
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Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths is charged with making an alleged racist comment on Twitter.

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged after it was alleged that he made a racist comment on social networking site Twitter.

The 22-year-old, who is currently on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, allegedly told user Zak Iqbal to go "back to your own country" during an exchange between the two.

A statement from police read: "A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged under the Communications Act in connection with an incident on 10 January 2013."

Griffiths, who has one made one international appearance for Scotland, has been bailed to appear at court at a later date.

Hibernian's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring the opener against Celtic on December 29, 2012
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