Rumours were circulating on social media on Wednesday, via The Scottish Sun, that Celtic had sacked striker Leigh Griffiths, but he almost instantly put the rumours to bed with a two-word Twitter post, much to the relief of Bhoys fans.
And counting https://t.co/PIa4GveaBJ
— LG9️⃣ (@Leighgriff09) May 8, 2019
The Scotland international has been away from the squad for the past few months as he battles off-the-field issues, but he appears to be closing in on a return to action as the season nears its close.
The Celtic Text Twitter page posted a record of the 28-year-old’s goals and assists tally for the Scottish Premiership champions on Wednesday, and the attacker responded with two words: “And counting”.
That certainly put to bed any stories that the Glasgow giants had decided to axe Griffiths, who has become something of a huge Parkhead favourite in the past few years.
Many Bhoys supporters were clearly relieved after the update from their striker which suggests he is here to stay, with one saying “thank goodness”, and another echoing that sentiment by adding “I can breathe again”.
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Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Oooooooft right on time ?????
— Sir dave fan club (@notinmyname45) May 8, 2019
Thank God!!! Just read some alarming tweets about you minutes ago ???
— Annelee 8️⃣?? (@leannski0101) May 8, 2019
Thanks for this ???? il sleep now ?
— carol o’connor ???????? (@carolk23) May 8, 2019
— stephen gibson (@gibby150) May 8, 2019
Thank goodness after the bull ive been hearing griff
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) May 8, 2019
@teammc180 Looks like Griff has no plans to leave which is what we all want to hear
— Paul C (@Cu5hty180) May 8, 2019
The rumours nonsense then? Glad to hear it
— Dman (@DmanDaymandman) May 8, 2019
And I can breathe again ?
— Cara (@lennonsghirl) May 8, 2019