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CELTIC SEEK FANS’ HELP – LET’S FIND THE FLARE MAN

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CELTIC have requested the help of their fans in identifying those responsible for the latest UEFA charge for setting off fireworks.

The champions received a charge for the incident at the San Siro just two days after being fined for an identical offence in their previous Europa League trip against Dynamo Zagreb.

Now the Hoops’ bosses will attempt to stamp out the trend in lighting flares at away games after being hit with a seventh UEFA charge for fan behaviour in little over three years.

Celtic had appealed for fans to behave at the San Siro after being fined £7,300 on Wednesday after a supporter let off a flare during their group match against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

But pyrotechnics were evident in the visiting section in Milan and both clubs have received the same charge.

A Celtic statement read: “Over 3,000 fans travelled to Milan and once again supported the club brilliantly. Everyone at Celtic thanks these fans sincerely for the magnificent support they gave the team on another European occasion.

“It is important to note that Inter Milan and the local Italian authorities have also applauded our fans for their excellent conduct and positive support.

“Unfortunately, one or two individuals have again damaged the club they claim to support, resulting in a further UEFA charge for the use of flares.

“Today we have been inundated with support from Celtic fans who want an end to this activity and, like the club, do not want those responsible associated with Celtic in any way.

“We would urge anyone with information on who these people are to get in touch with the club so that we can deal with this matter and get back to celebrating all that is great about our club.”

The photograph used with this feature has been doing the rounds on social media. The man with the flare is not wearing any Celtic colours although there is clearly a Celtic supporter in front of the flare holder. Any Celtic supporter in that photograph should contact the club immediately and pass on any relevant information.

Unless we as a support act the changes of a bad on away support for European matches next season is increasing. One idiot is going to ruin it for thousands of well behaved Celtic supporters.

 
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