Celtic fined $33,000 over illicit banner in UCL clash

Celtic have copped a UEFA fine Source: AAP

Celtic have been fined €23,000 (A$33,836) by UEFA after fans unfurled an 'illicit banner' during their UEFA Champions League second-qualifying round second-leg clash with Linfield.

A section of fans at Parkhead unfurled a banner featuring a person in paramilitary uniform at the game, which Celtic won 4-0 to seal a 6-0 aggregate win.

In the wake of the incident, Celtic released a statement that read: "Any support for a paramilitary or proscribed terrorist organisation has no place at Celtic Park."

The fine was also imposed for stairways being blocked, but the club were not punished over a charge relating to a kit infringement.

Celtic drew 0-0 with Rosenborg in their third qualifying round first-leg game on Thursday morning AEST.

Source Omnisport