POLICE have charged Leigh Griffiths following an incident at Dens Park earlier this week. 

The Dundee striker, on loan from Celtic, yesterday apologised after kicking a pyrotechnic device, which ended up in the away supporters stand as they celebrated their opener in the Premier Sports quarter-final clash on Wednesday.

Police have since confirmed the footballer has been charged with "culpable and reckless conduct".

A force spokesperson said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 31-year-old man has been charged in relation to culpable and reckless conduct, following an incident at Dens Park, Dundee, on Wednesday, September 22.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Dundee issued a statement yesterday over the “regrettable incident” which read: “Following the opening goal a smoke generator, amongst other items, was thrown onto the park by the visiting supporters.

"This pyrotechnic ended up back in the stand as Leigh kicked it to remove it from the field of play.”

Griffiths added: “It was regrettable that the pyrotechnic ended up back in the stand as my intention was just to remove it from the pitch.

“Having just lost a goal I was eager to get the match restarted as quickly as possible and I would like to apologise for any distress caused by this action.”