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Celtic v Linfield: True Blue fans will put idiots to shame at Parkhead, says Healy


By Steven Beacom

David Healy has called on Linfield fans to behave impeccably at Parkhead against Celtic tonight and show the world what true Blues supporters are really like.

On the eve of the second leg of the Champions League qualifier, the Linfield boss condemned those who brought shame on the club by throwing bottles and coins at Celtic players in Friday's first leg at Windsor and described them as 'idiots'.

Healy believes that the troublemakers took away from what he felt was a heroic performance by his players in the 2-0 loss in Belfast.

"Due to a few idiots, the players didn't get enough praise for what they did in the first game," said Healy. "It was hugely disappointing as we tried to make it about what happened on the pitch.

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"It's important at Celtic Park that the 1,000 or so Linfield fans behave themselves in an impeccable manner and enjoy the stadium, game and occasion. Our club has made giant strides and we want to be talking about football this week."

He added: "I don't have concerns about this game. The proper supporters who come and watch us week in week out when we play the likes of Carrick Rangers and Ballinamallard will be with us in Glasgow. As a club we have tried to make arrangements to ensure that any incidents are nullified."

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