Celtic ‘could sue fans who set off flares’

Celtic would draw the Europa League encounter 1-1 with their Turkish hosts. Picture: Getty

Celtic would draw the Europa League encounter 1-1 with their Turkish hosts. Picture: Getty

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Celtic are considering legal action against fans who set off flares in Turkey after UEFA opened fresh disciplinary proceedings.

The club have issued indefinite bans to two supporters following incidents during their final Europa League game of the season, last Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce.

Celtic have been hit with two charges by UEFA, one for the lighting of fireworks by away fans and another for improper conduct of the team, which was automatically sparked by their card count of five yellows.

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A club statement read: “As part of our investigation into the recent match against Fenerbahce in Istanbul, Celtic today confirmed that it has indefinitely suspended two individuals from attending all Celtic matches, home and away. There have been calls from many to raise a civil action in relation to recovering any fines imposed and this is something the club will consider.”

Celtic were hit with a €10,000 fine for an identical charge following their defeat by Inter Milan in Italy earlier this year and the latest case will be the eighth time in five seasons that they have punished by the European governing body for supporter incidents.

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The latest case is due to be heard by UEFA’s disciplinary committee on 18 February.

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