Celtic fined by UEFA after fans set off fireworks and entered the pitch during Jablonec win

Celtic have been slapped with yet another UEFA fine following their Europa League win over Jablonec.

The former Scottish Premiership champions have been forced to fork out €7,000 after supporters let off fireworks and entered the field of play against the Czech outfit.

Ange Postecoglou’s side won the first leg 4-2 before cruising to a 3-0 victory at Celtic Park on 12 August.

A David Turnbull double before James Forrest’ strike ensured a play-off round encounter against AZ Alkmaar.

But it’s come at a financial cost after the European football governing body issued a financial penalty for fan behaviour.

Their control, ethics and disciplinary body have imposed a €5000 fine for the invasion topped up with a €2000 fine for setting off fireworks.

Celtic have been fined before due to displaying certain flags and banners as well as using pyrotechnics.

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As of November 2019, over €500,000 had been handed over to the beaks in Nyon according to former chief executive Peter Lawwell, who banned supporters group the Green Brigade from attending a European meeting with Rennes.

The club has now been fined by UEFA more than 20 times since 2007.

A draw against AZ Alkmaar tomorrow night will see them through to the group stages of the Europa League.

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