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Copenhagen player banned by UEFA for Celtic Park ‘assault’

Copenhagen forward Michael Santos has been handed a three-match ban for 'assaulting another person' in the win over Celtic.

Copenhagen player banned by UEFA for Celtic Park ‘assault’ SNS

Copenhagen forward Michael Santos has been handed a three-match ban for allegedly assaulting another person during his side’s Europa League win at Celtic Park.

In February, Santos and a member of the Copenhagen backroom staff were charged by Police Scotland in connection with an alleged attack of an officer whilst celebrating their pivotal second goal in the 3-1 victory.

Following the charge, a statement on the Danish club’s website said: “After Pep Biel’s 2-1 goal at Celtic Park there was turmoil in front of the FCK fan section after an official grabbed Pep Biel during the celebration.

“One of our stewards tried to prevent a clash and was led away and talked with Scottish police.

“Michael Santos also talked with the police, who subsequently have charged them both.”

Copenhagen qualified for the last eight of the competition thanks to the 4-2 aggregate win.

Santos played in Copenhagen’s 1-0 first-leg defeat in Istanbul against Basaksehir but he will now be unavailable for the Danish side’s next three European games when football resumes.