Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Football Scottish Celtic

Celtic hit with another UEFA fine after Armagh Hoops fan invaded pitch during PSG clash

It's the club's 12th UEFA fine in under six years and adds to a sizeable combined amount

Celtic have been hit with a four figure fine after a pitch invader ran towards PSG star Kylian Mbappe during the Champions League tie last month.

The Glasgow club have been fined £9,000 by UEFA after Northern Irishman John Hatton, 21, entered the playing field during the 40th minute of the tie that the visitors went on to win 5-0.

Hatton later pleaded guilty to behaviour likely to incite public disorder and was handed a community payback order.

Celtic have now been hit by UEFA disciplinary measures for the 12th time in less than six years. Since December 2011, the club have forked out £176,616 in UEFA fines. Celtic were handed a £20,000 fine earlier this season for displaying illicit banners when they hosted Linfield in a Champions League qualifier.

PSG have also been fined £4,000 for acts of damage after seats were broken at Celtic Park.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph