Celtic to face yet another charge over idiotic minority’s fascination with fireworks


Celtic are being hauled in front of UEFA once again over the actions of their fans away from home, this time during the 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce on Thursday.

The club will face UEFA’s disciplinary board on Wednesday 16th December, with the Scottish champions allegedly contravening act 16 section c of UEFA’s disciplinary regulations.

The act states: “….clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match:

c) the lighting of fireworks or any other objects”

It is not the first time that Celtic have faced punishment from UEFA over the actions of an idiotic minority who never listen or learn. This year alone Celtic have faced Europe’s governing body three times.

They were fined £7300 in February for supporter misconduct during the away game at Dinamo Zagreb, in March they were fined £9500 for two breaches of misconduct during their last 32 UEFA Europa League clash with Inter Milan.

£5860 was imposed for on the field indiscipline after Virgil van Dijk had been sent off for two bookable offences, along with five other players booked in the 1-0 defeat. The Parkhead side were also fined £3600 after fans set off flares in the San Siro.

Since 2011, Celtic have been fined seven times by UEFA over supporter misconduct over setting off pyrotechnics, offensive banners and crowd trouble.


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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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