CELTIC fans risk arrest if they turn up for tomorrow night’s Champions League clash with Anderlecht without a ticket.

A huge travelling Hoops following is expected to travel to Brussels for the Group B encounter, but supporters have been warned they could be arrested if they end up in the municipalities of Anderlecht or Saint-Gilles without a match ticket.

A statement from the Belgian club read: “Anderlecht would like to remind all fans of Celtic who will be making the trip to Brussels that it is mandatory to be in possession of a valid match ticket when they are present in the territory of Anderlecht or the neighbouring community of Sint-Gillis/Saint-Gilles.

“All Celtic supporters who can’t show a valid match ticket when asked by the authorities, risk being arrested.”

Not sure how that works? An EU citizen walking in Brussels, home of the EU, is to be arrested for supporting a football team that is visiting their city if the supporter doesn’t have a match ticket. Incredible!

If you break the law you run the risk of being arrested so what law would these ticketless Celtic supporters be breaking?

Are Anderlecht making it up as they go along?

Can CQN say that any Celtic supporter who doesn’t read this article will be arrested? Ridiculous? Yes! But it is the same logic as Anderlecht are applying here, no doubt in league with the local Police.

What’s Celtic saying about this?


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