NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has opened disciplinary cases against Celtic and Linfield after disorder at a Champions League qualifying match, including against a Celtic forward who was the target of bottle-throwing by home fans in Belfast.
UEFA says Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is charged with ”provoking spectators (after the end of the match).”
Griffiths had been shown a yellow card for time-wasting in the second half of Celtic’s 2-0 win last Friday. Griffiths delayed taking a corner to show the referee some missiles that narrowly missed him, including a glass bottle and several coins.
UEFA says Linfield faces charges of fans throwing objects and running on the pitch.