Linfield want fans responsible for unsavoury scenes against Celtic to pay UEFA fine



Linfield insist they plan to make the fans who were responsible for the scenes that marred the visit of Celtic pay for their UEFA fine.

The Northern Irish champions have been hit with a 10,000 euro penalty and been ordered to close part of their stadium for their next European match.

The sanctions have been meted out by UEFA after a small minority of fans threw objects at Celtic marksman Leigh Griffiths, including a glass bottle, during last week’s Champions League qualifying first leg defeat at Windsor Park.

Windsor Park (Pic: Citizen69)

Linfield manager David Healy, whose side lost the tie 6-0 on aggregate, branded those responsible as ‘idiots’ and the club insist they hope to recoup money for the fine from those who are found guilty of any wrongdoing.

A club statement said: “Linfield FC has received notification from UEFA of punishment as a result of the actions of a tiny number of individuals at the recent Windsor Park Champions League game against Celtic.

“Linfield FC shares the frustration of the vast majority of our many loyal and genuine supporters who have been rightly appalled by this negative and unwelcome behaviour and the punitive sanction it has attracted.

“The club is cooperating fully with the PSNI over possible prosecutions and will seek financial redress from any identified individuals through the civil courts.”