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Celtic faces UEFA fine over fan display of Palestinian flags


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UEFA, the European soccer governing physique, declared on Wednesday that it imposed a 29,000 euro ($31,582) superb on Celtic for varied incidents throughout their Champions League group stage match in opposition to Atletico Madrid on Oct. 25, which included waving Palestinian flags within the stands.

The Scottish membership was ordered to pay 17,500 euros for displaying “a provocative message of an offensive nature,” 8,000 euros for his or her supporters’ blocking of public passageways and three,500 euros for his or her lighting of fireworks.

UEFA additionally fined Spanish facet Atletico Madrid 3,000 euros for its followers’ lighting of fireworks, together with issuing a warning over the “improper conduct of the team” in the identical match.

The Green Brigade followers group, which was banned by the Scottish membership in October from attending its away matches, has remained insistent on exhibiting their assist for Palestine by displaying its flag at a number of matches.

Celtic had been additionally fined 23,400 euros because of lit fireworks within the stands throughout their first group stage match in opposition to Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

Israel has launched relentless air and floor assaults within the Gaza Strip following an offensive launched by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

The variety of individuals killed in Israeli air and floor assaults on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 has risen to 14,532, together with over 6,000 youngsters and 4,000 girls, the media workplace within the besieged enclave stated Wednesday.

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