UEFA fines Celtic for fans' Palestinian flags at Hapoel game

NYON, Switzerland (AP) " UEFA has fined Celtic 10,000 euros ($11,200) for fans displaying dozens of Palestinian flags at a Champions League game against a team from Israel.

UEFA says its disciplinary committee judged the Scottish champion guilty of a charge of displaying "illicit banners."

Political banners and statements are prohibited in stadiums at UEFA-organized matches.

The flags were displayed in one corner of Celtic's stadium in Glasgow at a 5-2 win over Hapoel Beer Sheva in a playoff match in August.

Celtic fans often display some Palestinian flags at domestic and European matches, though many more were brought for Hapoel Beer Sheva's visit.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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