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Celtic fans wave Palestinian flags in defiance of club appeal

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Celtic fans wave Palestinian flags ahead of Champions League fixture in defiance of club appeal

Celtic fans defied a club appeal and waved Palestinian flags before Wednesday’s Champions League fixture.

The Green Brigade, a supporter group which occupies the north curve of Celtic Park, traditionally organise a tifo - a choreographed display involving a large banner - for major games.

But as the teams emerged from the tunnel for their Group E match against Atletico Madrid, they instead held up Palestinian flags.

Celtic have already banned the group from away games after they displayed the flags at recent matches in the wake of the attacks in Israel and Gaza.

It is expected the Scottish club will now receive a fine from Uefa.

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