Wednesday 13 November 2019

Celtic hit with UEFA action over paramilitary banner in crowd during Linfield win

Celtic fans with banners during Linfield match
Celtic fans with banners during Linfield match

Gavin McCafferty

Celtic have been hit with UEFA disciplinary action over an alleged "illicit banner" which was displayed during their Champions League victory over Linfield at Parkhead.

Following their 4-0 win on Wednesday night, the club have been hit with three charges on the same day that two earlier cases were being heard by UEFA's disciplinary body.

A UEFA spokesperson told Press Association Sport: "The 'illicit banner' charge relates to the banner portraying a person in a paramilitary uniform."

Celtic also face action over a "kit infringement" and "blocked stairways".

Meanwhile, Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been given a one-game suspension by UEFA for provoking spectators at the end of last week's Champions League match with Linfield, the governing body has announced.

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