Leigh Griffiths rubbishes rumours of addiction in powerful statement
"I just want to settle one thing."
Leigh Griffiths has posted a statement on Twitter addressing rumours circulating in the media about his reasoning for taking indefinite leave from work.
The striker was granted leave by Celtic in December in order to work through some undisclosed personal issues, which sparked rumours of a gambling addiction.
This morning, Griffiths set the record straight in a statement on Twitter, making it clear that he was off work due to an ongoing battle with his mental health, and that he is not suffering from any form of addiction.
The statement read:
"Despite what has been written about me, rumoured or said from afar, I just want to settle one thing and make it clear once and for all.
"I am off work due to my mental health state. NOT GAMBLING, DRUGS or any other issue that has been written about me since December.
"The stories, the tweets, the lies that came out of people's mouths are laughable, but I suppose if they're talking about me, they are leaving someone else alone.
"If anyone would like to come forward with real evidence that suggests I'm off for the above mentioned either from my employers, or anyone else, let's see it.
"I'm putting this out there now because family and friends are being asked questions and they've been told to say nothing. But I'll not be silenced, especially by newspapers and idiots who can write tweets and make up stories and it grows arms and legs due to people's pathetic lives. LG!"
— LG9️⃣ (@Leighgriff09) January 6, 2019