Leigh Griffiths has been charged by police over an incident during Dundee's Premier Sports Cup defeat by St Johnstone.

The Dundee striker kicked a smoke bomb back into the stand housing Saints supporters after it had been thrown on to the Dens Park pitch.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 31-year-old man has been charged in relation to culpable and reckless conduct, following an incident at Dens Park, Dundee, on Wednesday, 22 September. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

Striker Griffiths, who is on loan to Dundee from Celtic, apologised for the incident on Thursday and stated his intention had been "just to remove it from the pitch".