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Celtic Have Been Hit With Their Twelfth UEFA Fine In Just Six Years

Celtic have been fined by UEFA in the wake of an incident during a Champions League clash last month.

During the Bhoys’ 5-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in September, the match was briefly interrupted when a Celtic supporter invaded the field of play and aimed a punch and kick at PSG forward Kylian Mbappe. The man was subsequently removed and the trouncing could continue.

UEFA confirmed the severity of Celtic’s punishment on Monday, with the Scottish Premiership champions fined to the tune of £8,900 (€10,000) for the incident.

Remarkably, this is the 12th time in just six years that Celtic have been handed fines by European football’s governing body, ranging from £3,600 to £42,000 and mostly being incurred due to either the letting off of fireworks or the unveiling of illicit banners at Celtic Park.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31 : Celtic fans show their colours during the UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg match between Celtic and Elfsborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 31, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Indeed, the two aforementioned reasons were the basis of the two previous sanctions that they have already been hit with in 2017, with the former (£16,050) being picked up in February after an incident in the match against Manchester City in December of last year, and the latter (£20,000) from a match in July against Linfield, relating to the unfurling of a banner featuring a paramilitary figure as well as the blocking of stairways.

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