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Airport row sparks Celtic security fears



Glasgow Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

Glasgow Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

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Glasgow Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is to seek talks with the club's hierarchy about future travel arrangements after video footage emerged of Leigh Griffiths being caught up in an airport incident yesterday.

As the Hoops squad collected boarding passes for their flight to Norway for this evening's Champions League third qualifying round clash with Rosenborg, Griffiths appeared to be subjected to an obscenity from a queuing holidaymaker, to which the Scotland international replied: "Your team's dead mate, beat it" - an apparent reference to Rangers' liquidation in 2012.

It's understood that Griffiths, set to play tonight after missing last week's scoreless first leg through a combination of suspension and injury, was then accosted as he made his way through security, with boss Rodgers commenting: "The club knows my feeling on our travel and the organisation with that.

"We hope that with the help of the airport we could maybe organise something."

Belfast Telegraph