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Striker probed by police for alleged racist tweet

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Leigh Griffiths (left) celebrates a Hibernian victory with a teammate.

Police say they are investigating allegations that Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths posted a racist comment in an angry exchange on Twitter.

The 22-year-old Griffiths, who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League, has apologized to a fellow user.

Lothian and Borders Police say "we have been made aware of this matter, and we are carrying out initial enquiries.''

Griffiths is on loan at Hibs from second-tier English team Wolverhampton Wanderers. Both clubs have condemned Griffiths for his tweet and say he will be subject to disciplinary action.

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