Hoops fined £20,000 af­ter ‘il­licit ban­ners’

Evening Times - - SPORT - By ALI­SON McCON­NELL

CELTIC have been fined 23,000 eu­ros – around £20k – by UEFA for the dis­play of “il­licit ban­ners” which were cited as fall­ing foul a ban on any im­ages of “a po­lit­i­cal, ide­o­log­i­cal, re­li­gious, of­fen­sive or provoca­tive na­ture”.

The Glas­gow club was also pun­ished over “blocked stair­ways”. How­ever, they were not fi­nan­cially ad­mon­ished for hav­ing a logo dis­played on their warm-ups bibs, which is also in breach of the reg­u­la­tions of Europe’s gov­ern­ing body.

Celtic were swift to re­spond last week­end in the af­ter­math of the Lin­field game in which the ban­ners were dis­played. The Park­head side have sus­pended the Green Bri­gade for two games, one game of which – at home to Hearts on the open­ing day of the sea­son next Satur­day - is still to be served.

A state­ment from UEFA read: “The CEDB has de­cided to fine Celtic FC €23,000.

“Pro­ceed­ings with re­gards to the kit in­fringe­ment of­fence by the Scot­tish club have been closed.”

It takes Celtic’s fines from UEFA since 2011 to £167,500.

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