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Celtic aim to catch fans who violated UEFA policy with fireworks


Scottish Premiership club Celtic were recently charged on two counts of misconduct after Inter Milan defeat the Glascow-rooted club on aggregate in Europa League play.

One charge arrived because the Celts had accumulated seven yellow cards, but team management has said this particular directive will be challenged.

The other charge materialized due to the conduct of fans, who set off fireworks, and according to BBC Sport,UEFA consequently fined Celtic $11,270 (£7,300) for supposed “crowd disturbances.

This instance marks the sixth occasion in the past three years Celtic have been charged on account of fan exploits.

The 2015 Scottish League Cup participant addressed supporters about the matter and, while praising their helpfulness, urged for assistance to find the culprits.

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“Unfortunately, one or two individuals have again damaged the club they claim to support, resulting in a further UEFA charge for the use of flares.

“It is important to note that Inter Milan and the local Italian authorities have also applauded our fans for their excellent conduct and positive support,” a Celtic statement read on the team’s official website.

“We would urge anyone with information on who these people are to get in touch with the club so that we can deal with this matter and get back to celebrating all that is great about our club.”

Fireworks aside, Celtic are certainly looking forward to March when they will face Dundee United to vie for the League Cup. The Hoops last made an appearance there in 2011 and haven’t won it since 2009, so their supporters will definitely be riled up come game time.