Former Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel has hailed the Celtic support in Copenhagen as “magnificent”.

As is so often the case, Neil Lennon’s men were backed by a vast Hoops following at the sold-out Parken Stadium last night.

The Celtic support were colourful and noisy

The Celtic support were colourful and noisy (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

And although the Celtic fans couldn’t celebrate another momentous away Europa League victory, they did still make an impression with former Danish international Schmeichel – who won the Champions League back in 1999.


Just three hours after full-time he tweeted: “Thanks to the magnificent Celtic fans and really great that the police in Copenhagen appreciates and applauds real football fan behaviour.”

The Celtic support clearly made an impression on Schmeichel

Schmeichel’s tweet is yet more evidence of the Celtic support making a really good impression on the continent.

While some other club’s fans choose to fight, and indulge in despicable acts like racism, our support have once again represented the club in the best possible way – by making loads of noise, displaying lots of colour, and not causing any bother.

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UEFA must love having teams like Celtic in the latter stages of its competition.

Not only do we pack our home stadium for virtually every match, but we also travel well across the continent – whether it be Denmark, Italy or Romania.

A Celtic fan in Denmark

A Celtic fan in Denmark (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The support who trekked to Scandinavia for the clash may have left slightly disappointed that they didn’t witness another Celtic victory on the road.

But they’ll also know that avoiding defeat away to anyone at this stage of the competition is a good achievement.

Roll on next week, and hopefully another few away trips between now and the end of the season.

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