Glasgow Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted he would be amazed if Leigh Griffiths were to face any disciplinary action regarding an incident in the Bhoys’ match against Hamilton Academical.
The former Scotland international forward was shown a yellow card by the referee after he appeared to plant his foot on Sam Woods – prompting Accies boss Brian Rice to call for a red card.
However, Celtic manager Lennon has defended his striker, stating that he did not believe there was any malice involved and that Griffiths was just simply trying to get back to his feet.
Indeed, the Northern Irishman also suggested that he would be amazed if the SFA decided to get involved and dish out any further punishment to the 29-year-old ace.
“I would be very disappointed because I saw it at the time,” Celtic manager Lennon told Sky Sports.
“There was no malice in it. His leg was trapped and he was trying to get up.
“So I would be bewildered if anything came from that.”
In the past, Griffiths has been an integral member of the Bhoys’ line-up and has proven to be a real hit in Glasgow during his time at the club.
According to data collected by TransferMarkt, the 29-year-old has fired home 110 goals and provided a further 47 assists to his Celtic team-mates in the 226 matches he has featured in the famous green-and-white hoops so far.
However, Griffiths has found life a little more difficult in recent years, with a serious of injuries and also requiring a break amid mental health concerns, which have hampered his ability to feature as regularly as he perhaps would have liked.
Indeed, the Celtic forward has since returned to the side with regular minutes under his belt following the winter break and has looked to get back on track with three goals in the six matches played in 2020 across all competitions (TransferMarkt).