Lawwell criticises 'rogue' fans

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Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell hit out at the "rogue element" within the Hoops support who have almost certainly landed the club in trouble with UEFA again following Thursday night's Europa League game against Udinese in Italy.

The Parkhead club were this week fined £12,700 for "illicit chanting" in a previous Europa League fixture against Rennes in Glasgow. At the Stadio Friuli, before the 1-1 draw which saw Neil Lennon's side exit the tournament, a two-part banner which was derogatory in its sentiments towards UEFA was unfurled by the travelling fans.

Several flares were also set alight, leading to an angry Lawwell rounding on the "very small minority" of fans whom he claims have embarrassed Celtic. He said: "I believe the flares and banner are in the UEFA report. It is very frustrating. Those people are not Celtic supporters and we will do all we can to identify them and take the appropriate action."

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