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CELTIC COP EURO FINE

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CELTIC have been fined £11,000 by UEFA over incidents at their Europa League play-off second-leg clash with AIK in Stockholm.

The champions were charged after fans set off fireworks inside the Friends Arena and also over the throwing of objects during the club’s 4-1 win to go through to the group stages on a 6-1 aggregate.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body have confirmed that they had ruled against the Parkhead side and issued them with a financial penalty.

AIK were also fined £7,000 after stairways inside the stadium were blocked.

The game was marred by trouble between supporters and stewards, but Celtic said after the game that they had received intelligence that their away end had been infiltrated by fans from Hammarby, the home side’s fierce domestic rivals.

Stockholm Police admitted the travelling support were generally well behaved.

Up to eight flares were ignited before the game and punches were xchanged between stewards, police and fans, as CQN reported last month.

 
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