Fan out to kick Mbappe

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Celtic could face pun­ish­ment from UEFA af­ter a fan ran on to the pitch and ap­peared to aim a kick at Paris St Ger­main’s Kylian Mbappe dur­ing the first half of their 5-0 home de­feat in the Cham­pi­ons League on Tues­day.

The fan ran to­wards Mbappe shortly af­ter PSG’s third goal be­fore be­ing caught by stew­ards and taken off.

Celtic man­ager Bren­dan Rodgers ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment, al­though he praised the reaction of most of the sell­out crowd who loudly booed the in­vader.

“It was dis­ap­point­ing at any ground, at any club, a sup­porter get­ting on the pitch like that,” he said.

“It was bit­terly dis­ap­point­ing and I am sure the club will deal with who­ever that sup­porter was. It shouldn’t be any­thing that we should see.

“I think the stew­ards dealt with it at the time and I am sure the club will deal with it.”

Celtic were fined £20,000 pounds (RM111,316) by UEFA in July af­ter an “il­licit ban­ner” was dis­played in the crowd against Ir­ish club Lin­field in a Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing match. Reuters

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