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Former Scottish star Leigh Griffiths angered by abusive fan and scores again for Mandurah City

Former Scotland and Celtic FC striker Leigh Griffiths clashed with a spectator and scored his second goal in consecutive appearances for Mandurah City in their 4-2 win over Dianella White Knights.

Griffiths was clearly angered by something shouted at him by the man as he collected the ball from the sideline late in Friday night’s game.

Griffiths turned back, confronted the man, and after a brief push and shove, arm waving and words exchanged lined up for a corner.

A ground marshal standing next to the incident did not react until another ground official moved in.

The incident could be investigated by governing body Football West.

Earlier Griffiths had scored Mandurah’s third goal from an easy tap in after a shocking defensive error.

He scored in the first of his two appearances for the State League Division One club at GenesisCare Stadium when he hit a long range effort in his side’s 3-0 win over Western Knights last Saturday.

Griffiths, 32, who is looking for a fresh start in Australia or Asia, is no stranger to controversy.

He was cleared by Scottish police last year after an investigation into allegations that he sent inappropriate messages to a teenaged girl.

He was also at the centre of another inquiry when he kicked a smoke bomb from the pitch into a stand housing St Johnstone supporters during a Premier Sports Cup match.

Griffiths, who was on loan with Dundee from Celtic, apologised, saying he had been removing it from the pitch.

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