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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths hits back at Rangers fan on Twitter over Barton taunt

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has defended his international credentials, after being taunted by a Rangers fan.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Celtic top scorer Leigh Griffiths has moved to defend his own international credentials after coming in for criticism from a rival fan.

A Rangers supporter boasted that Joey Barton once featured for England against Spain, claiming Griffiths was no better than a back-up for Scotland to Steven Fletcher.

 

This did not sit well with Griffiths, who reached the 40 goal mark for Celtic in 2015/16 as he led them to winning the league.

He responded by posting a photo of himself playing for Scotland, opposite Frank Lampard, who for many years meant players like Barton were simply considered also rans in the England reckoning.

 

The game against Spain, which England lost, saw Lampard start, and Barton come on only as a 78th minute substitute, and since that game in 2007 he has never been selected since.

Griffiths has seven international caps for Scotland, although is yet to find the net for his country.

His form last season suggests the 25-year-old has plenty of caps left in him, and it will only be a matter of time before he starts replicating his club displays.

The fact he responded to the Gers supporter however suggests that his lack of goals for Scotland may be a sore point, that he is determined to put right.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

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