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Celtic fined €25,000 for fans’ conduct at away European tie

GLASGOW Celtic have been fined €25,000 for fans' behaviour in the European away game against Udinese last December, UEFA have confirmed.

After the 1-1 draw at the Stadio Friuli, the club wase charged with, "the displaying of a banner of an offensive nature and the setting off of fireworks by supporters".

A UEFA spokesperson said: today: "Celtic have been fined €25,000 by UEFA`s control and disciplinary body for breaching Article 11 of the UEFA disciplinary regulations.

"The decision was taken on February 23. It is nothing out of the ordinary that it wasn't announced then. We can have 100 cases at the monthly meetings. Celtic did not appeal."

Celtic fans displayed a banner which insulted UEFA, days after the club were fined about €12,700 for "illicit chanting" involving pro-IRA songs at a Europa League game against Rennes in Glasgow.

Several flares were also let off and one was thrown on to the surrounding track.

Celtic banned for life one fan who was arrested in Italy over the alleged assault of a club steward.