Celtic to investigate after fans & Swedish police clash in Stockholm

Celtic fans in Stockholm
Police used batons on Celtic fans in Stockholm

Celtic say Swedish supporters entered the away end as fans and local police clashed in Stockholm during their 4-1 Europa League play-off win over AIK.

Pictures from the Friends Arena showed officers using batons on the travelling fans, and flares were also lit in that section of the ground before kick-off.

It has been reported that three people were arrested and fans of AIK's rivals, Hammarby, infiltrated the away support.

Celtic say they are now conducting their own investigation.

"We are aware that a number of Swedish supporters entered the area for visiting fans and we are currently investigating events," a club spokesperson said.

After the match, manager Neil Lennon said he was unable to comment, adding, "I don't know what the issue was," he said following his side's 6-1 aggregate victory. "How could I see that, I'm on the touchline? Our fans are impeccable away, so I hope no one was hurt."

Following their triumph, Celtic will be in Friday's group stage draw - alongside Rangers - at 12:00 BST.

Flares were let off among the Celtic fans pre-match
Flares were let off among the Celtic fans pre-match

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