10 Dec 2013

Celtic bans over 100 fans

7:39 pm on 10 December 2013

The Scottish football champions Celtic have banned over 100 of their fans in response to another outbreak of crowd trouble during last week's win at Motherwell.

A reported $20,000 worth of damage was caused to seats by Celtic fans at Fir Park.

A flare was let off in the same area before the game while two green smoke bombs were thrown into the goalmouth, one of them landing metres from Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

The club has imposed precautionary suspensions to 128 supporters preventing them from attending home and away matches.

UEFA meanwhile has begun disciplinary proceedings against the club after the Green Brigade unfurled a banner depicting IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and Scottish warrior William Wallace during last month's Champions League clash with AC Milan.