Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has had his Scottish FA hearing into kicking a flare into a stand of fans delayed until a police investigation has been completed.

The on-loan Celtic star faces a number of charges from the SFA over the incident in the League Cup defeat by St. Johnstone but also faces prosecution over “culpable and reckless” conduct in relation to it.

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Griffiths was due to appear before the Scottish FA’s disciplinary panel on October 14 charged with excessive misconduct, bringing the game into disrepute and not acting in the best interests of the game and looks set to land a lengthy ban.

However that has been postponed until the outcome of the criminal investigation.

Griffiths had called the incident, which saw him boot a flare into a stand full of St Johnstone fans moments after their side had scored, “regrettable” and claimed his “intention was just to remove it from the pitch.”

The former Scotland striker joined Dundee on loan from Celtic just months after signing a new contract at Parkhead.

After failing to impress new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou, Griffiths was allowed to return to the club he spent two years with betweem 2009 and 2011.

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