Uefa charge Linfield, Leigh Griffiths and Celtic after Champions League violence

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Celtic have been charged by UEFA after Leigh Griffiths allegedly "provoked" Linfield supporters during the Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park last week.

Linfield have been charged with the "throwing of objects" and a "field invasion", with the case to be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 20 July.

The second qualifying, first-leg tie won by Celtic 2-0 was held unusually on a Friday to avoid clashing with the tinderbox date in Northern Ireland of July 12 two days before. Bizarrely, the Scotland worldwide received a booking from the referee in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

Griffiths tied a scarf to a post in front of the stand Linfield reserved for about 300 Celtic supporters who managed to buy tickets despite their club refusing their allocation.

The European governing body has also instigated disciplinary action against Linfield over their supporters' behaviour, and Celtic for their yellow card count.

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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths is charged with "provoking spectators (after the end of the match)", Uefa said on Monday.

Griffiths was bizarrely booked for time wasting having had bottles, most notably a Buckfast bottle, and coins amongst other objects launched at him from the crowd as he attempted to take a corner in the second-half.

In adddition, Brendan Rodgers' side have been hit with a further charge of improper conduct for having had five players booked in the fixture.

Scotland worldwide Griffiths was targeted by objects thrown from a section of the home crowd while taking a corner.

The regulations on player misconduct state that Griffiths can expect a suspension of one match or longer if he is found guilty. "Let's keep this match focused on the football".