UEFA charges Celtic over fans' paramilitary banner
Jul. 20, 2017
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened a second wave of charges against Celtic after fans raised a paramilitary-style banner at a Champions League game.
UEFA says a disciplinary case relating to an "illicit banner" will be judged on July 28.
The banner showing a masked soldier identified with Irish Republican imagery was shown by fans Wednesday during Celtic's 4-0 win over Northern Ireland champion Linfield in Glasgow.
UEFA also announced charges against the Scottish champion for a rule-breaking uniform and a crowd control issue.
Also Thursday, the UEFA disciplinary panel was judging charges against both clubs arising from the first leg last week. Celtic won 2-0 in Belfast and advanced 6-0 on aggregate.