Wednesday 13 December 2017

Club 'disappointed' by UEFA fine

Celtic have been fined just under €13,000 by Uefa following the misbehaviour of both their players and fans during last month's Europa League clash with Inter Milan.

The Hoops have been ordered to pay €8,000 after collecting five or more cautions during the 1-0 defeat to the Italians at San Siro.

They were also hit with a further €5,000 punishment after travelling supporters set off flares during the Round of 32 fixture, which saw the Scottish champions crash out after a 4-3 aggregate defeat.

In a statement, Celtic said: "Clearly Celtic Football Club is disappointed by today's decisions. It should be noted that Celtic players have an excellent disciplinary record in European football over many years and in Scotland, Celtic has been top of the League's disciplinary table for the last three years, something which we are rightly proud of.

"Again, it is disappointing that the actions of one or two individuals within a support of well over 3,000, have let the club down by using flares at this match. Inter Milan and the local Italian authorities applauded our fans for their excellent conduct and positive support. Once again, however, the actions of these individuals have done nothing but damage the club.

"Our fans have earned a wonderful reputation for their magnificent support of the club and we will not allow the safety of our fans, or their great reputation to be compromised by actions of this tiny minority."

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