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UEFA fines Celtic for ‘provocative and offensive’ banner displayed by fans

Celtic v Ferencvaros – UEFA Europa League – Group G – Celtic Park
(Image credit: Andrew Milligan)

Celtic have been fined by UEFA over a banner displayed by their fans during the Europa League match against Ferencvaros on October 19.

The anti-UEFA banner was described as “provocative and offensive” by the organisation’s control ethics and disciplinary body and the club have been fined 15,000 euro (over £12,500).

The banner, which depicted the TV show Countdown and included the letters FCUKUFEA, was seen as a criticism of the decision to schedule the match as a 3.30pm kick-off to avoid a clash with Champions League games being played later that evening.

Underneath the main banner was a second one which read: “Conundrum clue: Fans before TV”.