Thursday, November 6, 2008

Celtic fan invades park again

The night proved awkward for Celtic in other aspects. Once more Celtic Park was the scene for a pitch invader to make himself known, holding up the play for a few moments in the opening half, and the Scottish champions will be nervous about Uefa’s response to the act. It is the second time in successive Champions League campaigns that such an episode has been suffered by Celtic, and a further fine and censure surely loom.

Intruder sparks fine fears

Published Date: 06 November 2008
CELTIC could face another Uefa fine after a fan ran on to the field during last night's match against Manchester United.
The man, who appeared to be wearing a Celtic scarf underneath his coat, which had a red and blue hood, encroached in the 35th minute, when Celtic were leading 1-0.

Last October, a Celtic fan ran on to the same field and touched AC Milan goalkeeper Dida, leading to Uefa fining the club £13,000. Celtic were warned they would have to pay an additional £13,000 if they failed to control their fans again in the next two years.

Dida turned to chase the fan before dropping to the ground. The Brazil international was then carried off the field on a stretcher and replaced, but was suspended for two Champions League games for pretending to be injured. The ban was reduced to one match on appeal.
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