Romanian side ‘troll’ Legia Warsaw with Celtic shirts

Botosani kitted out their ballboys in Celtic shirts, seemingly to troll Legia. Picture: Contributed
Botosani kitted out their ballboys in Celtic shirts, seemingly to troll Legia. Picture: Contributed
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THE furore surrounding Legia Warsaw being kicked out of last year’s Champions League qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player was reignited last night - in Romania, of all places.

The Ekstraklasa side were ejected from the Champions League last season, after Bartosz Bereszynski was brought on as an 86th minute substitute in Legia’s 3-0 second-leg win over Celtic at Murrayfield.

But Bereszynski had been sent off in the previous year’s European competition and as a result was suspended for the matches against Celtic.

Celtic were awarded the tie 3-0, meaning that, after Legia’s 4-1 win in Poland, the Hoops progressed on the away goals rule.

Botoșani - who recently signed former Hibs and Dundee United midfielder Scott Robertson - had been drawn to face the Polish side in this year’s Europa League qualifiers.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Legia booked their passage into the next round with a 3-0 victory in Romania, and a comfortable 4-0 aggregate scoreline.

But it looks like Botoșani decided to poke fun at Legia - by dressing their ballboys in Celtic shirts.

Incidentally, Robertson played the last 17 minutes, coming on as a sub for Raul Costin, with Guilherme, Nemanja Nikolic and Aleksandar Prijovic getting on the scoresheet for Legia.