Celtic ban­ners: 12 fans ar­rested

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A GROUP of 12 men have been ar­rested over ban­ners dis­played at a match be­tween Celtic and Lin­field last month.

Celtic closed the Green Brigade sec­tion of their sta­dium for two games af­ter UEFA charged the club over an al­leged il­licit ban­ner and blocked stair­ways dur­ing the Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing match with the North­ern Ir­ish team on July 19.

Po­lice Scot­land said 12 men, aged be­tween 18 and 49, were ar­rested af­ter a “proac­tive po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into ban­ners and ma­te­rial dis­played”.

They have all been re­leased on an un­der­tak­ing to ap­pear at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court later this month.

Celtic’s par­tial sta­dium clo­sure, thought to have af­fected 900 sea­son-ticket hold­ers in the safe-stand­ing sec­tion of the ground, will be lifted af­ter the match with Hearts on Satur­day.

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