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UEFA CHARGE CELTIC WITH ‘FIELD INVASION’

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EUROPE’S ruling body UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic following last night’s pitch invasion by a fan during the 5-0 Champions League loss against Paris Saint-Germain.

The so-called supporter raced onto the Parkhead pitch late in the first-half and headed for Kylian Mbappe.

He aimed a fresh-air kick at the 18-year-old striker, but failed to make contact before being whisked away by stewards.

The club have been charged with a count of “field invasion” and will have their case heard by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on October 19.

The Scottish champions have already been fined 11 times in less than six years over fan misbehaviour issues ranging from fireworks, crowd disturbances and illicit banners.

PSG have also been charged after their fans were accused of breaking seats at Celtic Park and will have their matter addressed at the same hearing as their opponents.

Brendan Rodgers has already expressed his frustration with last night’s incident. He added: “The crowd reaction said it all.

“It is disappointing at any ground that a supporter gets on to the pitch. I am sure the club will deal with that. It shouldn’t be anything that we should see on a football field.

“The crowd, in their reaction, told you everything you need to know.”
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CQN went behind the scenes with BT Sport at Hamilton on Friday evening and this is all covered in the new CQN Podcast which is out today and includes an interview with Chris Sutton…

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