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Celtic fined by UEFA for anti-monarchy banners at Champions League game

Parkhead club receives 15,000 euro fine after supporters unfurled banners during match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.

Celtic fined by UEFA over anti-monarchy banners at Champions League game SNS Group

Celtic have been fined by UEFA over anti-monarchy banners displayed by their fans at a Champions League match last month less than a week after the Queen’s death.

One banner spotted among the Hoops’ section of the ground in their match against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland on September 14 stated “F*** the crown”.

Another read, “Sorry for your loss Michael Fagan”, a reference to a man who broke into the Queen’s bedroom in 1982.

The Scottish champions have been fined 15,000 euros (just over £13,000) by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body over what was described as “a message not fit for a sporting event (ie a provocative banner)”.

Celtic were also fined 4,250 euros (£3,733) for the lighting of fireworks at a home Champions League match against Real Madrid on September 6.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been fined 14,000 euros (£12,284) for “improper conduct of the team” in the Ibrox club’s Champions League clash against Napoli on September 14.

Clubs automatically receive an “improper conduct” charge when five players or more receive cards in a match.

Hearts were fined 4,000 euros (£2,194) for away fans throwing objects onto the pitch in their Europa Conference League match against Latvian side RFS on September 15.

The club also received a warning for “improper conduct of the team” during that match.

Separately, Hearts were fined 3,000 euros (£2,636) after fans threw objects onto the pitch and lit fireworks at their home Europa Conference League match against Istanbul Basaksehir.