Celtic hit with two UEFA charges over flares and 'throwing objects' during AIK tie

Celtic have been hit with two separate UEFA charges after the fans set off pyrotechnics and allegedly threw objects during their Europa League play-off away leg tie in Sweden against AIK Stockholm.

The Scottish champions, who romped into the group stages of the competition 6-1 on aggregate, will face a disciplinary panel on the 19th September.

A Uefa statement read: "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League play-off second-leg match between AIK and Celtic FC (1-4), played on 29 August in Sweden.

"Charges against AIK: - Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

"Charges against Celtic FC: - Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

"The aforementioned cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 September."

Despite away supporters being on the wrong end of the batons of the heavy-handed stadium security guards - after it was alleged that Hammarby supporters had gained entry to the stadium - no charges have been levelled at Celtic nor AIK over the scenes.

There is also no news from UEFA on the allegations of racist abuse by AIK supporters directed at Celtic players Boli Bolingoli and Odsonne Edouard during the second leg tie.