Celtic fans arrested for banner
Scottish police arrest 12 men after Celtic Glasgow and FC Linfield’s explosive duel. These show banners forbidden in the game. Scottish police have subsequently arrested 12 men in the Champions League qualifying match between Celtic Glasgow and Northern Ireland’s FC Linfield, with 18-49 year olds showing banners that were banned in the return leg of the match (4-0) during the politically charged encounter, and the authorities have now stepped in retrospectively, but the accused have already been released and are due to go to court at the end of the month. UEFA also accused the 48-time Scottish champions of misconduct at the 19-19 October meeting. Brisant at the duel between the two clubs: fans of Linfield belong to the Protestant community, while Celtics supporters historically belong to the Catholic side. Celtic, who won the second qualifying round for the premier league, responded to their fans’ incidents by closing the Ultras section of their own stadium for two matches. Some of the fans in this area remain suspended.