Some Celtic fans have been left perplexed by UEFA’s decision to fine the club for a late kick-off during our tie against Copenhagen in the Europa League earlier this year.

As reported by The Daily Record, Celtic have been hit with a €15,000 (£13,327) fine after being found responsible for a delay in the round of 32 clash with FC Copenhagen in Denmark.

The governing body feels Neil Lennon was responsible, specifically referencing him in their charge.


The club have also been warned regarding ‘oversized manufacturer identification’, which goes against UEFA’s equipment regulations, for the second leg clash a week later.

Given the ongoing crisis engulfing Europe and European football, it’s a particularly harsh censure.

Don’t UEFA have better things to be doing rather than handing out petty fines and warnings for things which have no real consequence nor cause harm?

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Apparently not, even as a global pandemic unfolds.

As we know from previous charges, the organisation are sticklers for the rules, so Celtic will need to take the feedback on board and play it a bit smarter when European football returns.

Celtic in action against Copenhagen

Celtic in action against Copenhagen / (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Fans were not happy at all to hear the news, especially when weighing up the fine against those dished out to other teams for offences that, on the face of things, were more serious.

These supporters have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts on it all…

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