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Celtic fined £9500 by UEFA over Inter Milan charge

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Celtic have been fined £9500 after they were found guilty of two charges of misconduct during their UEFA Europa League game with Inter Milan.

The Scottish champions were fined for the improper conduct of the team as well as punished over two flares being set off by fans at the San Siro on February 26th, during Celtic’s second leg tie against the Italian side.

This is the seventh time that UEFA have punished Celtic in over three years for their fans misbehaviour in Europe.

Inter Milan were handed a fine of €5000 for setting off fireworks during the game.

In a statement via their official website, Celtic said: “Clearly Celtic Football Club is disappointed by today’s decisions. It should be noted that Celtic players have an excellent disciplinary record in European football over many years and in Scotland, Celtic has been top of the League’s disciplinary table for the last three years, something which we are rightly proud of.

“Again, it is disappointing that the actions of one or two individuals within a support of well over 3,000, have let the club down by using flares at this match.

“Inter Milan and the local Italian authorities applauded our fans for their excellent conduct and positive support. Once again, however, the actions of these individuals have done nothing but damage the club they claim to support.

“Our fans have earned a wonderful reputation for their magnificent support of the club and we will not allow the safety of our fans, or their great reputation to be compromised by actions of this tiny minority.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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