Celtic fans are attacked in Madrid before their latest show of support for Palestine in Champions League away game at Atletico, with two men hospitalised after being hit by bottles
- Celtic fans were reportedly attacked by hooligans before Atletico Madrid clash
- Two men are said to have been hospitalised after being hit with bottles
- It came after supporters continued to show support for Palestine with flags
Celtic fans were reportedly attacked by hooligans ahead of their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid – before supporters continued to show their support for Palestine.
The Scottish side were beaten 6-0 by the Spanish outfit, with Palestine flags seen in the away end at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Sections of the Scottish club’s fanbase have maintained their backing of Palestinians amid conflict with Israel and Hamas.
In Celtic’s home game against Atletico Madrid, a sea of Palestine flags were spotted, despite the club insisting political messages and banners were not welcome. Recent banners have included ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Victory to the resistance’.
And according to the Glasgow Times, two men have been hospitalised after being hit by bottles in the build up to the game.
Celtic fans showed their support for Palestinians during the game against Atletico Madrid
Celtic supporters were reportedly attacked by hooligans ahead of their Champions League tie
It comes as Celtic fans continue to show their support for Palestine amid conflict with Israel at a number of games including against Hibernian last month (pictured)
Two supporters (none pictured) were reportedly hospitalised after being hit with bottles
It said a 61-year-old fan called Mark O’Donnell alleged he was attacked while watching earlier fixtures at a bar when 20 rival supporters entered.
O’Donnell claimed he was asked by one attacker ‘Are you Celtic’ before being hit by a barrage of punches.
The same supporter alleged that another man was also sent to hospital after being struck in the face with a bottle and had ‘numerous’ stitches.
The Champions League game saw more than 3,000 Celtic fans make the trip to the Spanish capital after the fixture had been labelled as ‘high risk’ by Spanish authorities.
Fans continued to hold up Palestine flags in this game, which saw them thumped by the LaLiga team.
Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann both scored braces, with Samuel Lino and Saul Niguez also getting on the scoresheet in a difficult night for boss Brendan Rodgers.
Daizen Maeda was also sent off to cap off a bad night for the Scottish side.
More than 3,000 fans travelled as the Scottish side were beaten 6-0 by Atletico Madrid
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