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SFA to await police verdict on Griffiths

THE Scottish Football Association has postponed Leigh Griffiths' disciplinary hearing to allow police to conclude their own investigation into allegations of "racist chanting".

The Celtic striker was due to face two charges in a Hampden hearing on Thursday after he was filmed in a pub full of Hibernian supporters before attending last month's Edinburgh derby.

An SFA statement read: "At the request of his solicitor, the principal hearing date relating to the notice of complaint issued to Leigh Griffiths on Wednesday, April 9 has been adjourned until Thursday, May 22 to allow for the conclusion of the ongoing criminal investigation by Police Scotland."

Griffiths was initially charged by the SFA with not acting in the best interests of football by "singing about Hearts in administration".

The club and Police Scotland then launched an investigation after fresh footage emerged during which the Scotland internationalist is seen apparently singing and dancing as Hibs fans sing a song which refers to former Hearts player Rudi Skacel as a "refugee".

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