IN A SHOCKING MOVE THE DUP/TORY PARTY ALONG WITH ULSTER’S PARAMILITARY UDA & UVF AGREE TO KEEP ALL CELTIC FANS AWAY FROM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUILIFIER IN WINDSOR PARK IF LINFIED overcome La Fiorita of San Marino.
A statement posted on the Celtic FC website on Friday afternoon (see below) said: “The safety and security of all Celtic supporters traveling and attending matches is of paramount importance to the club.
The controversial decision – taken following a meeting on Thursday morning, in which the Loyalist/unionist exclusive newspaper News Letter had EXCLUSIVE rights to be in attendance and exclusive rights to run a headline story ‘What happened to equality’? Why was a Catholic newspaper like the Irish News not invited? Because they don’t want the Catholic/nationalist/Republican community to know what’s really going on in the occupied six countries in the North. THIS IS A FARCE A DISGRACE.
Between (according to the News Letter) representatives of Linfield and Celtic senior RUC/PSNI officers – has provoked an angry response and backlash from fans of the Scottish Champions.
UEFA (according to the News Letter) had directed (the rest of this EXCLUSIVE story is printed here in full) that all the second qualifying round first leg ties should be played on either July 11th or July 12th, but it is understood the body has no objection to new arrangements.
The prospect of thousands of Celtic fans traveling to Belfast for a match at the hight of the annual Orange Order celebrations would have been a nightmare for police and security officials.
Linfield’s first game against La Fiorita is scheduled to take place next Wednesday (28) with the second leg in San Marino on July 4.
■ Celtic FC statement in full: “Earlier this week, Celtic were drawn against Linfield or La Fiorita of San Marino to open our UEFA Champions League qualifying campaign, with the away leg due to be played first, on 11 or 12 July, and the home leg to be played at Celtic Park on 18 or 19 July.
Following security concerns raised by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Celtic has taken part in discussions with Linfield and the PSNI over the recent days. While there can be an option to reverse the fixtures if both clubs agree, during discussions, Linfield made it clear that they did not wish to reverse the tie and they wanted to play their home leg first.
Following the discussions, it was agreed among the clubs and PSNI and has been confirmed with EUFA that, should Linfield will take place at Windsor Park on Friday, July 14, with a 5pm kick-Off. Celtic statement ends….
According to the News letter story continues below:
No tickets will be available for Celtic supporters for the match. The safety and security of all Celtic supporters traveling and attending matches is of paramount importance to the club.
Should La Fiorita of San Marino qualify for the next round, the fist leg match would take place on 11 or 12 July.
Regardless of opposition, Celtic’s home leg of this qualifying round will take place at Celtic Park on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, and entry to this first home European qualifier will once again be included as part of the 2017/18 Season Ticket.
If the tie against Linfield proceeds, it will not affect the friendly match between Celtic and Lyon at Celtic Park on July 15th – more information on this match will follow as soon as possible.”
With many thanks to the: News Letter for this EXCLUSIVE story.
I BELIEVE IT’S UP TO CELTIC F.C. TO SUE THE FUCK OUT OF THE LOT OF THEM.