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UEFA charges Celtic, Linfield over Champions League disorder

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.