Banner costs club £42k fine

CELTIC have been fined £42,000 over an "illicit banner" displayed by fans at a Champions League match.

Loading Comments

Uefa took disciplinary proceedings against Celtic over the images of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and Scots freedom fighter William Wallace, which was displayed ahead of their home defeat by AC Milan.

The governing body yesterday confirmed it had fined the Parkhead club 50,000 Euros over the incident.

Club bosses said it was "extremely disappointing" that Celtic had been hit with "another sizeable penalty following the actions of a small minority".

In a statement, Celtic said: "Regrettably, due to previous charges being brought against the club, again following the actions of a small minority, the fines imposed by Uefa are increasing in scale.

"It goes without saying that such actions must stop now, before the club receives a competitive sanction or one which would affect our supporters attending European matches.

"We are sure our fans will come together, unite with the club and support the team with the commitment and passion we are famous for."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon previously revealed that his "heart sank" when he saw the Green Brigade banner prior to the AC Milan match.

Last month, Ajax were fined €20,000 for crowd disturbances and the throwing of objects during their Champions League game in Glasgow against Celtic on October 22.

The Dutch club was also fined £21,000 by Uefa after fans displayed an offensive banner at their home game against Celtic.

The banner carried a sectarian message and appeared area of the ground used by the club's 'F-Side' hooligan group.



Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
                A weekly round up of social highlights                

A weekly round up of social highlights


Cat's Eyes on Glasgow


Why the Harlem Globetrotters weren't so slam dunking and making a boob at Debenhams

Free swim at a Glasgow Club pool for every reader - Click here



Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

            Michelle McManus            

Michelle McManus


Sussed in the City


Why women are better at spotting so called 'bluff' when it comes to the independence debate.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.