Celtic close Green Brigade section at stadium

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Celtic have announced they are closing off the section of their stadium that houses the Green Brigade fans group.

The club say their “sole motivation” is safety after warning supporters over several issues last week in the wake of a UEFA disciplinary charge over the use of fireworks at their Champions League clash with Cliftonville.

Fans will be offered the chance to relocate to another part of the ground or receive a refund on season tickets.

The supporters had earlier issued a statement describing the club’s actions as “pathetic” and revealing they were seeking legal advice. Celtic say concerns in the section include “overcrowding, moshing, body surfing, lateral movement and broken seating”.