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Celtic call on fans to stop setting off fireworks after £10,000 fine

Published 24/02/2016

Celtic fined after fans set of a firework in Turkey
Celtic fined after fans set of a firework in Turkey

Celtic have been hit with a fine of more than £10,000 following their latest Uefa charge. The Scottish champions were punished after fans set off fireworks during their Europa League draw against Fenerbahce in Turkey and for "improper conduct of the team."

The latter charge is automatically triggered when a team receives five yellow cards in a European match, which happened to Celtic during the 1-1 draw on December 10.

Celtic issued indefinite bans to two supporters following the incidents in Turkey and revealed that they were considering legal action against individual fans.

Celtic were hit with a €10,000 fine for an identical charge sheet following their defeat by Inter Milan in Italy earlier in 2015 and the latest case was the eighth time in five seasons that they have been punished by Uefa for supporter misconduct.

The Scottish Premiership leaders later called for an end to the use of flares.

A statement read: "The club has repeatedly stated its opposition to the use of pyrotechnics and took the appropriate action following this match in relation to the individuals concerned."

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