Rangers’ game with Legia Warsaw at Ibrox temporarily halted due to smoke from flares
Last Updated: 29/08/19 10:38pm
Celtic fans clash with security staff in Stockholm
Celtic supporters have been involved in clashes with stewards during their Europa League game against AIK in Stockholm on Thursday.
Stewards were attempting to find a Celtic fan who had thrown a flare that nearly struck a steward, according to Swedish police.
They have told Daily Week Sports News they have identified the person and will now try to apprehend him.
Before the game – which Celtic won 4-1 to reach the group stages – 10 Hoops fans were taken into custody for being drunk.
Police say most of those detained have now been released, and the rest will be let go later this evening.
Legia Warsaw supporters set off flares at Ibrox
There was also trouble during Rangers’ game against Legia Warsaw at Ibrox on Thursday night, where the game was temporarily halted due to smoke from flares set off by the Polish club’s fans clouding the pitch.
Legia fans also unveiled a huge banner of Pope John Paul II above a sign which read “be not afraid”, which came after a section of Ibrox was closed because of sectarian chanting at a previous Rangers home game in Europe.
UEFA ordered 3,000 seats to be closed off after Gers fans were heard singing anti-Catholic songs against St Joseph’s of Gibraltar.
The Glasgow club also face more UEFA action on Friday after being charged with sectarian chanting following the first leg in the Polish capital.
Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc was among the visiting fans for the second leg of the play-off and was seen in the heart of the away fans.
The 39-year-old once wore a T-shirt with a photo of John Paul II at Ibrox under his Celtic jersey which he unveiled after full-time. Boruc spent five years with Rangers’ Old Firm rivals from 2005.
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