Celtic investigate racist abuse of Boli Bolingoli by AIK fans
Celtic have launched an investigation into the alleged racist abuse of full back Boli Bolingoli and striker Odsonne Edouard during last night’s 4-1 win over AIK Stockholm.
The former Rapid Vienna defender and former PSG striker were targeted by home supporters as the duo and other Celtic players celebrated a goal in the Europa League victory.
A clear shout from the AIK crowd can be heard saying “shut the f*** up you dirty f*****g n****r”.
Footage was published by Celtic TV’s social media channel before being removed due to the abuse clearly being heard.
They later tweeted: “Apologies for the bad language heard from the home fans in the previous post. This video has now been removed.”
A Celtic spokesperson, speaking to the Evening Times, said: "We are investigating this matter fully."
Meanwhile, Celtic could be hit with a UEFA charge after fans set off pyros before last night’s tie and there are claims that Hammarby fans gained entry into the away end of the stadium - leading to Swedish private security guards to attack fans in the away end with batons in what can only be described as heavy handed and dangerous due to a number being felled by blows to the head.
UEFA will almost certainly take a closer look at events on Thursday night and Celtic will have to provide evidence to support their claims of the away end being infiltrated by Hammarby fans and that the fans did nothing wrong in the lead up to the security guards going all tonto on them - otherwise a hefty fine will be coming there way.