UEFA FINES COST US A PLAYER

Evening Times - - SPORT TIMES - Matthew Lind­say

NEIL LEN­NON be­lieves The Green Bri­gade have cost Celtic a new player – and ex­pressed hope that lock­ing the ul­tras group out of Park­head will lead to an im­prove­ment in their be­hav­iour.

The tre­ble tre­ble win­ners an­nounced on Mon­day they would be clos­ing part of the safe stand­ing sec­tion at Celtic Park for the Europa League match against Rennes this evening. They took the step after be­ing fined £12,900 by UEFA for their fans dis­play­ing il­licit ban­ners and singing ob­scene chants at their Group E match with Lazio last month.

That was the lat­est in a long line of pun­ish­ments which the Scot­tish cham­pi­ons – who are fac­ing an­other sanc­tion for their sup­port­ers’ use of py­rotech­nics dur­ing the Lazio game in Rome this month – have been hit with over the years.

“It’s fair to say we could have bought a player for that amount of money,” said Len­non.

“It’s £500,000 and it’s all go­ing to UEFA. The club have taken this ac­tion now. We’re hop­ing it will be a de­ter­rent for that sort of be­hav­iour, but not for them com­ing into the ground.”

Lenny hits out at Green Bri­gade sanc­tions

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