Celtic Do The Right Thing By Griffiths
I was glad to see that Celtic got it spot on in relation to the Leigh Griffiths stooshi. A daft boy who needed a kick up the backside and help. No decent person can condone racism in any form but you can’t defeat racism by passing the problem on. Leigh Griffiths was a Celtic player when that video was taken therefore he is our problem. It would have been a cop out if the Club just sacked the guy without trying to educate him.
It’s clear that the Club has not only disciplined him but also made it clear that he’s in the last chance saloon. The boy will have to change his ways rapidly or he’s off. I’m sure the manager is the best person to educate him on living in an anti Celtic media culture. Griffiths will be followed everywhere, his family and pals will be asked to ‘chat’ to journos and the rags will be delighted if any more videos turn up. Allegations of racism aside Griffiths was done up like a Kipper by a shameless rag who’s record on condemning racism is selective to say the least. But, regardless Griffiths really needs to wisen up and sharply.
Celtic have done the right thing in this instance and should be applauded for showing a duty of care to one of its employees. As for that rag, I think it’s been made clear that they do not have any say in our Club’s employment policy.
One of the saddest thing was seeing a section of our support join the hacks moral crusade on social media. I stand by what I said and was criticised for saying last week. “Sadly it’s now the case that some people on social media are sitting about just waiting for the next ‘outrage’ to come along so they can tell us all what lovely moral citizens they are. I’m personally very wary of such people”.
Racism is abhorrent but it can’t be defeated by simply passing on the problem to someone else.
Well done Celtic.