MX23RW : Wednesday, November 25 17:01:38| >> :60:835:835:
Sep 12, 2015 at 12.30pm UK at Pittodrie Stadium
Aberdeen
2-1
Celtic
Rooney (56' pen.), Quinn (86')
Hayes (72')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Griffiths (35' pen.)

Leigh Griffiths: 'I never called referee biased'

Leigh Griffiths says that comments made about referee Craig Thomson following Celtic's Scottish Premiership loss to Aberdeen were not biased.

Striker Leigh Griffiths has said that comments he made after Celtic's loss to Aberdeen on Saturday were misunderstood.

The 25-year-old was quoted as saying that referee Craig Thomson favoured the hosts and that defender Andrew Considine should have been sent off.

"I never said the referee was biased or not good at his job at all. I've got a good relationship with Craig and I have total respect for him as a referee and a man. I spoke to Craig during the game and he told me the way he saw it," Griffiths told Celtic's official website.

"It's only my opinion and it might not have come across, but all I meant was with a home team, the atmosphere, the crowd and their players going in on him, a referee can be put in a very difficult position to make a decision to show a red card.

"That is not a criticism of Craig and there is no way I would question Craig in that way at all."

The day before the fixture, Griffiths pleaded guilty to offensive chanting towards former Hearts player Rudi Skacel.

ID:246206:cQx

Click here for more stories about Leigh Griffiths

Click here for more stories about Celtic

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Leigh Griffiths of Celtic controls the ball during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014
Read Next:
Griffiths: 'Ref should have sent off Considine'
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1RangersRangers1513204133841
2Celtic1393134132130
3Hibernian157532116526
4Aberdeen138231915426
5Dundee UnitedDundee Utd155551218-620
6Kilmarnock145271816217
7St Johnstone154471319-616
8Motherwell134361518-315
9Ross County153481026-1613
10Livingston153391424-1012
11St Mirren12327715-811
12Hamilton AcademicalHamilton1321101435-217

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!