Some Celtic fans have taken to Twitter today to mock the official Europa League account after it posted a picture of the display that resulted in a UEFA fine for the club.
The Hoops were fined €12,000 last week for fans’ use of pyrotechnics ahead of the recent Cluj encounter in the group stages of the competition.
They were deployed as the standing section unveiled a brilliant banner that read, “Ain’t nothing wrong with going down, it’s staying down that’s wrong.”
The Europa League Twitter post praising the display as ‘Monday motivation’ was quickly deleted, but not before screenshots started doing the rounds amongst supporters.
Although not directly promoting the use of pyro, it was a pretty funny gaffe.
If displays like this are good enough to represent competitions such as the Europa League, why are they banned by UEFA in the first place?
The fan banner and fireworks really added to atmosphere prior to kick-off at Celtic Park.
The preferred way forward for UEFA should surely be working with clubs on designated safety zones for supporters to use pyro for constructive effect, rather than outlawing them in European competitions outright?
Some Celtic supporters found the funny side of the Twitter error, with others branding it as a UEFA embarrassment.
These fans took to social media to share their thoughts…
Haha @EuropaLeague put up a picture of Celtic Tifo as "Monday motivation"
Quickly deleted as they realised they fined Celtic for said Tifo 😂😂
— Colm (@ColmAtown) October 21, 2019
— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@BenTheTim) October 21, 2019
— Snodbhoy67 (@SnodB) October 21, 2019
Charged Celtic for the display but don’t mind using it themselves for shameless promotion 🤣 🙈
— Bernie Bolingoli 🍀💚 (@celticghirl_88) October 21, 2019
Does this mean we get our money back???
— Highland Paddy (@patcoyle56) October 21, 2019
Bet big Pete wil be on the fone, cost of using GB banner without permission, wil be the same as last 2 fines, 👀👀🤣🤣🤣
— Steff morrow (@rsmorrow1964) October 21, 2019
Should UEFA fine themselves for this?
— Phil MacGiollaBhain (@Pmacgiollabhain) October 21, 2019
Embarrassment for UEFA as they have to quickly delete "motivational" tweet after realising they fined us for it!https://t.co/jt7mAleTK7
— Harry Brady (@HarryBradyCU) October 21, 2019