Celtic are reportedly set to accept the latest punishment UEFA have dished out to them.

According to the Daily Record, the Hoops will not contest the harsh fine of £13,300 issued to them by UEFA after they kicked off a couple of minutes late during the last 32 Europa League tie with FC Copenhagen.

Rangers also received a hefty fine from UEFA, with Europe’s governing body charging them over £18,000 for three separate incidents in the Europa League.


Whilst the ban does seem extremely harsh considering the circumstances with regards to football and finances for clubs all across the continent at the moment, it is probably a wise decision for Celtic to just accept the fine.

The Hoops have had a number of run-ins with UEFA this season, following fines due to respective incidents in the home and away matches against Lazio in the group stages, as well as AIK in the play-offs.

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Therefore, contesting this decision may not have gone down too well with UEFA, especially considering how they continued to issue the punishment despite what is currently happening in the world.

Celtic have previously taken action against supporters following UEFA punishments, with the Green Brigade being banned from attending the group stage tie against Rennes following a fine the club received in relation to the Lazio match.