Celtic charged by UEFA over pitch in­va­sion

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Euro­pean foot­ball’s gov­ern­ing body UEFA has opened dis­ci­plinary pro­ceed­ings against Celtic fol­low­ing a pitch in­va­sion dur­ing their Cham­pi­ons League tie against Paris Saint-Ger­main. A sup­porter raced onto the Park­head pitch late in the first half on Tues­day with the hosts 3-0 down and darted to­wards 18-year-old su­per­star Kylian Mbappe. He aimed a fresh-air kick at the for­mer Monaco striker but failed to make con­tact be­fore be­ing whisked away by stew­ards. Celtic have been charged with a count of “field in­va­sion” and will have their case heard by the UEFA Con­trol, Ethics and Dis­ci­plinary Body on Oc­to­ber 19, a UEFA state­ment said. Celtic have al­ready been fined 11 times in less than six years over fan be­hav­iour is­sues rang­ing from pro-IRA chants to fire­works, crowd dis­tur­bances and il­licit ban­ners. PSG have also been charged af­ter their fans were ac­cused of break­ing seats at Celtic Park and will have their mat­ter ad­dressed at the same hear­ing as Celtic. Celtic man­ager Brendan Rodgers ex­pressed his frus­tra­tion with Tues­day night’s in­ci­dent and said the Park­head club would take its own ac­tion. —AFP

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