CELTIC are considering whether to appeal Leigh Griffiths' controversial booking from Friday's match against Linfield at Windsor Park.

The striker was shown a yellow card during the 2-0 win in the Champions League qualifier for picking up a bottle thrown at him from the crowd, as he tried to take a corner, and showing it to the referee. Coins were also aimed at the player.

Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager, may decide the club should ask Uefa to investigate the incident, especially as the booking could come back and haunt Griffiths later in the competition.

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Asked whether the club would look into their being any chance of the decision being reversed, Rodgers said: "We may do. It’s one that I haven’t overly looked at. It’s something I will speak with the club on - if there is that possibility depending on the report of the referee.

"It did seem a bit strange with the provocation and him ending up booked and how dangerous it was. I felt the referee could have handled that situation better. But the most important thing for us was going there and getting a good result to take back for the second leg. That’s my only real review of Friday night.

“We showed a real nice calmness and confidence at this early stage. The confidence was there in what could have been a more difficult tie. We have a nice cushion for the home leg on."

Griffiths has been criticised in some quarters for making a gesture towards the Linfield supporters and for tying a Celtic scarf onto a goal-post in front of the small away support at Windsor Park; something he has done previously at the end of matches.

This may have an impact on what if anything happens next, although it seems unlikely, and Rodgers said: "We’ll see. I haven’t…..I don’t think as deeply as you guys sometimes.Whatever comes my way, we’ll take it from there."