Tuesday 17 January 2017

Celtic fined after fans flew 'illicit banner' at Champions League match

Published 29/09/2016 | 13:43

Celtic fans hold up Palestine flags
Celtic fans hold up Palestine flags

Celtic have been fined €10,000 by UEFA after fans displayed an "illicit banner" during their recent Champions League qualifier against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

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Fans flew Palestine flags before and during the match against Israeli opposition at Parkhead on August 17, drawing a charge from European football's governing body.

UEFA viewed the flags as illicit banners under article 16 of its disciplinary regulations and at a disciplinary hearing the complaint against the Scottish champions was upheld and the club was fined.

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