Celtic at center of 2nd chanting probe

BY foxsports • November 15, 2011

The Scottish Premier League is investigating allegations that Celtic fans chanted offensive Irish political songs during a home match last month.

UEFA charged the Glasgow club on Monday with the same offense following a Europa League match against Rennes at Parkhead on Nov. 3.

Ian Blair, operations officer of the SPL, says Tuesday that arrests were made as a result of the pro-IRA chanting during a league game against Hibernian on Oct. 29.

Blair tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper a complaint was made to the match delegate by former referee and senior policeman Eddie Smith, in his role as match commander.

Supporters of Celtic and city rival Rangers traditionally sing about Irish religious history.


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