Residents in Madrid were left “unhappy” after Celtic fans allegedly abandoned 12 tonnes of rubbish in one of the city’s main squares following the club’s Champions League clash in the Spanish capital.
Large groups of fans gathered at the Plaza Mayor to watch their team fall to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Following the defeat, the city’s urgent cleaning service confirmed they collected mounds of waste from the square.
It could now lead to supporters being barred from drinking in the public area ahead of future matches.
A spokesperson claimed: “We collected a total of 12 tonnes of waste from Plaza Mayor after the visit from fans of Celtic.”
Madrid’s security and emergencies spokesman Inmaculada Sanz has revealed that discussions are ongoing between the city’s council and police to ensure that “this can’t happen again”.
He said: “We had a joint collaboration with the police for the visit of Celtic supporters as we do for all high-risk games.
“In the future, we will meet with residents in the area so this can’t happen again. The people who live here are not happy.
“It’s something we need to look at for the next high-risk game.”
Celtic’s Champions League campaign came to an end with a 5-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.
Luka Modric and Rodrygo scored early penalties before Josip Juranovic saw his spot-kick saved by Thibaut Courtois. Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde all found the net before Jota pulled a goal back late on.
The result left Celtic with two points to show for their efforts, their lowest tally after six group games.
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