Celtic face yet another UEFA rap as fans defy pleas and fly Palestine flags
DAILY RECORD – CELTIC face another UEFA rap after their fans flew Palestine flags during the Champions League clash with Israelis Hapoel Beer Sheva. It is the ninth time in just five years Hoops supporters have landed their club in trouble with European football rulers.
UEFA forbid political expressions in football and the waving of the Palestinian standard is seen as especially provocative given the opposition.
Police Scotland this week urged fans not to make a statement in the first-leg playoff– and warned them they faced being arrested.
But those pleas fell on deaf ears and now Celtic face yet another fine – or even part closure of their stadium in European competition.
It’s the latest misdemeanour by Hoops supporters who have cost their club more than £100,000. It’s also the second time they have been fined for supporters flying Palestinian flags – the first coming against KR Reykjavik in 2014.
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