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Celtic fined by UEFA over ‘provocative and offensive’ banner

The banner criticised European football's governing body over match scheduling.

Celtic fined by UEFA over ‘provocative and offensive’ banner SNS Group

Celtic have been fined by governing body UEFA over a banner displayed by fans during their Europa League match against Ferencvaros.

The anti-UEFA banner was described as “provocative and offensive” by the organisation’s control ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB) and the club have been fined £12,500.

The banner was seen as a criticism of the decision to schedule the match as a 3.30pm kick-off on Tuesday, October 19 to avoid a clash with Champions League games being played later that evening.

Underneath the main banner was a second one which read: “Conundrum clue: Fans before TV”.