Tuesday 23 January 2018

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

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.

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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