Nov 22, 2023 at 2:26 PM Update: 11 minutes ago
Celtic have been fined almost 18,000 euros because supporters waved Palestinian flags during the Champions League match against Atlético Madrid last month. UEFA found the action “provocative and offensive”.
Celtic had asked supporters before the match in Glasgow on October 25 not to display Palestinian flags. Some supporters did not respond to that call.
During the action, fans sang You’ll Never Walk Alone. There were also banners on display reading “Free Palestine” and “Victory to the Resistance”.
In 2016, Celtic was also fined for fans waving the Palestinian flag. It was slightly lower: more than 10,000 euros.
Celtic and Atlético drew 2-2 at Celtic Park. After four games, the Scottish club is last with one point in the group that also includes Feyenoord and Lazio. On December 13, coach Arne Slot’s team will travel to Glasgow for the last group match in the Champions League.
Celtic fans fly Palestinian flag despite ban
Read more about:
FeyenoordCelticAtlético MadridChampions LeagueVoetbal