CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Celtic charged by UEFA over crowd disturbances

After a reported 14 arrests and fireworks being left off at the Etihad stadium against Manchester City, UEFA have charged the Scottish Champions for their role in the trouble.

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Celtic fans during their side's game against Manchester City
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Celtic have been charged by UEFA for crowd disturbances after fans set off fireworks during the 1-1 Champions League group stage draw at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

British media reported that Greater Manchester Police arrested 14 people, including a Celtic fan who was fined €105 for throwing a hamburger at a police horse.

Players warm up prior to kick off during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and Celtic FC

Repeat offenders

European soccer's ruling body said in a statement on Wednesday that the case would be dealt with on Feb. 23. It is the second time this season that the Glasgow club have been in trouble with UEFA.

Celtic were fined 10,000 euros after fans displayed Palestinian flags during a Champions League match against Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva in August.