CELTIC have been fined £13,000 by UEFA for their fans’ misbehaviour during last month’s 2-1 Europa League Group E win over Lazio at Parkhead.

European football’s governing body charged the champions for ‘illicit banners’ and ‘illicit chants’ during the encounter.

The charges are thought to be related to the banner unveiled by the home crowd that depicted Italy’s former fascist leader Benito Mussolini shortly after his death.

A number of Italian phrases were also included on displays directed towards the visiting supporters that UEFA deemed to be offensive.

Lazio supporters were seen marching through Glasgow city centre on their way to the game making fascist salutes.

The Serie A club were also charged for ‘illicit chants’ and fined £8,500 by UEFA.

This is the third occasion the Hoops have been fined by the governing body this season. They have already been penalised for their supporters’ behaviour in European fixtures against AIK Stockholm (fined £11,000) and CFR Cluj (£10,400).

In both previous incidents, the fans were charged for their use of pyrotechnics.


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