CELTIC have been hit with a FOURTH UEFA fine following an ‘anti-monarchy’ banner which was displayed during their 2-0 Champions League loss to RB Leipzig at Parkhead last month.

A section of the Hoops support raised a sign with the message ‘Against Hunger and the Crown’ which the European football rulers ruled was a “provocative message of an offensive nature”.

The action will cost the club £15,300.

The Hoops have been on UEFA’s radar this season and they were also punished for a similar offence in the 1-1 draw with Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw in September.

On that occasion, they were hit with a £13,139 penalty.

The Hoops have now paid out just short of £50,000 – £48, 939, to be precise – in UEFA penalties with another £17,000 coming for their use of pyrotechnics in the 3-1 loss to the Bundesliga outfit in the Red Bull Arena at the start of October.

A further fine of £3,500 was shelled out for fans letting off fireworks during the Group F opener against Real Madrid in the east end of Glasgow which they lost 3-0 on September 6.

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