Celtic face UEFA sanctions over Palestine flags

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic after some supporters displayed Palestine flags during their Champions League qualifier against Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

The Parkhead club have been punished eight times in five seasons by the European governing body for supporter misconduct and face further sanctions when the case is dealt with on September 22.

A statement on UEFA’s official website confirmed the “illicit banner” charges, which pertain to Article 16 (2) of the UEFA disciplinary regulations.

Story from the Eurosport football site.