Celtic could face Uefa sanctions over Palestine flags

Celtic fans with Palestine flags at last night's game. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic fans with Palestine flags at last night's game. Picture: John Devlin

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Celtic could face fresh sanctions from Uefa after fans displayed Palestinian flags inside the stadium last night during the Champions League play-off with Hapoel Beer-Sheva.

Waving of the flags, done as a protest against Israel, is in defiance of disciplinary regulations laid down by European football’s governing body.

If included in the report from Uefa’s match delegate it is likely to incur further punishment to add to fines totalling more than £190,000 imposed on Celtic for supporter misconduct on 11 previous occasions since 2007.

Celtic defeated the Israeli champions by five goals to two and will be heavily favoured to reach the Champions League group stages following next Tuesday’s second leg.

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