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Celtic fans raise Palestinian flag at European match, club could be penalized by UEFA

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Thousands of Celtic fans held up Palestinian flags and challenged the club's management ahead of the UEFA Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

On October 26, local time, the Celtic team at the Bernabeu stadium away to challenge Atletico Madrid. Before the start of the match, Celtic fans raised a large number of Palestinian flags in the stands to show their support for the Palestinian people.

Celtic fans reportedly received a warning from the club before the match that raising the Palestinian flag could be penalized by UEFA. But the fans said they would continue to speak out for the Palestinian people.

Celtic fans raise Palestinian flag at European match, club could be penalized by UEFA(图1)

The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Celtic narrowly winning on the road.

UEFA has previously penalized Celtic fans for raising the Palestinian flag on several occasions, including fines and point deductions.

Celtic has a deep connection with Palestine. The club has repeatedly shown support for the Palestinian people and has played friendly matches against Palestinian teams.

On the day of the match, Celtic issued a statement on social media in support of fans raising the Palestinian flag. The statement read, "We understand that some people may be offended by this, but we see it as a way of showing support for the Palestinian people."

The statement also said that the Celtics will continue to support the just cause of the Palestinian people.

The move by the Celtics sparked a lot of debate among netizens. Some netizens expressed support for the fans' behavior and praised them for speaking out for the Palestinian people. Other netizens said they understood the club's concerns, but believed the fans acted out of goodwill.