Celtic fined by UEFA over supporters’ Palestinian flags

first_imgCeltic have been fined €10,000 by UEFA over Palestinian flags displayed by fans during the Champions league match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.Fans flew the flag before and during the match against Israeli opposition, drawing a charge from European football’s governing body.UEFA viewed the flags as “illicit banners” under Art. 16 (2) of their Disciplinary Regulations.At a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday, the complaint against the Scottish champions was upheld and a fine of €10,000 (£8,619) imposed. The charge was the ninth levelled at the club by European football’s governing body in recent years for supporter misconduct.A fine has been the sanction of choice by UEFA’s control and disciplinary body in each case.Fans of the club, launched an online fundraising campaign in a bid to match any fine handed to Celtic and donate the cash to charities in Palestine. The gofundme page launched to collect funds has already raised £172,000 in donations.last_img read more