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UEFA CHARGE CELTIC

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CELTIC have been been charged by Europe’s governing football bosses UEFA for disturbances during their Europa League play-off second leg match against AIK Stockholm in Sweden last week.
The offences relate to fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects as well as blocking stairways in the tie which the Hoops won 4-1 to go through to the group stages on a 6-1 aggregate.

The champions will learn their fate at a hearing on September 19 following the meeting of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

Celtic’s last charge from Europe’s bosses came in 2017 when a fan ran on to the Parkhead pitch for a botched encounter with Paris Saintt-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe. They were fined £8,900 for the indiscretion.

In July of that year, the club faced a cash penalty of £20,600 after an “illicit banner” was displayed during their Champions League qualifying win over Linfield.

It comes less than a week after Rangers were ordered by UEFA to close a section of Ibrox for a second time after being found guilty of a second charge of sectarian chanting.

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