Celtic have been hit with a £6,300 fine from UEFA for an incident during last month’s enthralling draw with Lille – according to the Daily Record.
The paper say that Neil Lennon’s men have been charged under Article 15 (4) of the governing body’s rules, citing “improper conduct of the team”.
UEFA’s rules (page 16) say that if five or more players are booked then UEFA can take action against the club or even the national association as a result.
Olivier Ntcham was booked early on in the fixture while Albian Ajeti, Diego Laxalt, Mohamed Elyounoussi and even Scott Bain got cautions in the second-half.
That seems a pretty harsh offence given how frequently yellow cards are dished out in the modern game.
Celtic weren’t dirty in any way in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy so it seems daft that we’re going to be hit financially.
Three meaningless games left in the Europa League?
It will be interesting to see how Neil Lennon treats the second-half of our European campaign.
With just one point to show from our first three matches, qualification looks a real tall order.
But we are still fighting for coefficient points, both on a club and national level.
Win in Prague and we can set the record straight about what happened against Sparta Prague last time.
It’s going to be an almost impossible task to get out of the group, but you just never know.
Three wins would probably do it. No pressure lads.