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Celtic: These fans criticise the club for sanctions against Green Brigade group

Celtic: These fans criticise the club for sanctions against Green Brigade group - Celtic

Celtic have closed the rail seating section at Parkhead, which houses the Green Brigade fan group, for tomorrow night’s Europa League match against Rennes. [via Sky Sports]

The decision was taken by the club after they were fined £12,900 by UEFA last week due to some spectators displaying an “illicit banner” and engaging in offensive chanting during October’s home game against Lazio. [via Sky Sports]

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It is the third UEFA fine issued to the Hoops already this season, with European football’s governing body also punishing Celtic over the use of flares and throwing of objects from some supporters. [via Sky Sports]

The Daily Record noted that, in addition to banning the Green Brigade group from the Rennes game, the club have also withheld tickets until further notice, which could see those fans being barred from attending the two games against Rangers next month.

In response to Celtic’s actions, the Green Brigade group issued a strongly-worded statement via @NCCeltic on Twitter, branding the club’s stance as “particularly vindictive” and accusing them of “sowing seeds of division”.

Many Celtic supporters subsequently took to Twitter to condemn the club over the sanctions taken against the Green Brigade:

Do you think Celtic were right to take the action they did against the Green Brigade or has the club acted excessively? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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