CELTIC have been hit with £25,240.45 worth of fines by UEFA following fan misbehaviour in the Champions League 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid at Parkhead.

The latest penalty brings the club’s total financial punishment to a staggering £65,710.94 for their involvement in this season’s Champions League.

The Hoops have been hit hard again after last month’s meeting with the Spaniards which follows on from fines incurred in two previous games in Europe’s elite tournament against Feyenoord in Rotterdam in September and Lazio in Glasgow.

Europe’s governing body dished out fines of £20,017.18 (23,000 euros) for a pyro display from the visiting fans in the match against the Dutch which Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 2-0 and there were further fines of £17,407.20 (20,000 euros) for illegal banners and £3,046.11 (3,500 euros) for fireworks during the 2-1 home defeat against the Italian club.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body published their list for October which displayed the following fines for Celtic:

* £15,231. 80 (17,500 euros) for “provocative message of an offensive nature”;

* £6,962.54 (8,000 euros) for “blocking of public passageways”;

* £3,046.11 (3,500 euros) “lighting of fireworks”.

Celtic still have two games to play in their Champions League qualifying group – away to Lazio on Tuesday and Feyenoord at Parkhead on December 13.

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