CELTIC have this afternoon issued a statement after receiving notification from UEFA that the club had been charged after an illicit banner was displayed last night at Celtic Park.

And the decision taken by UEFA today to order the closure of a stand for Linfield’s next home European Tie should be a real concern for the Celtic supporters who occupy the standing section at Celtic Park.

Here is the Celtic statement:

“FOLLOWING Wednesday night’s European tie at Celtic Park against Linfield, Celtic Football Club have issued the following statement.

“Any support for a paramilitary or proscribed terrorist organisation has no place at Celtic Park. The Club has been consistent in condemning such conduct on the very few occasions in the past when it has occurred at Celtic Park. It is unfortunate that such a small minority of the crowd at Celtic Park last night behaved in such a way. 

“We know that the Celtic support will join us in condemning such behaviour. Events last night have resulted in charges from UEFA in relation to the paramilitary banners and unsafe behaviour in a section of the Celtic support. The Club has commenced an inquiry and will take appropriate action.”


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