By Frank McAvennie

15th Sep, 2022 | 7:00am

McAvennie lambasts 'stupid' Celtic fans after BBC's investigation update

Frank McAvennie has insisted the use of flares by Celtic fans at football games is “stupid”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said the Parkhead club have some of the “best supporters in the world”.

As reported by the BBC (8 September), the police are investigating an incident where a nine-year-old fan was injured by a flare as the Celts took on Real Madrid on 3 September.

The incident is said to have taken place next to the Green Brigade section of Parkhead where a pyrotechnic display was set off ahead of kick off.

The display was said to have been co-ordinated by the Green Brigade group of Celtic ultras.

The huge display saw fans in the standing corner section of Parkhead set off flares and unveil a huge leprechaun decoration before the match began.

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When asked what he thought of Celtic fans setting off flares, McAvennie told Football Insider: “I don’t agree with it.

Flares are stupid because it’s just a fine for the club. It looks great and I get all that but the club can do without the fine. Celtic are the best supporters in the world and the Green Brigade is a big part of that. Football’s about football and it should just be stuck to football.

A lot of people go to football grounds to forget everything for 90 minutes and just go and enjoy it. When I see flares at grounds I just think that’s another fine. I don’t like it. The songs are great, I like the atmosphere but just stick to that, leave the flares.

It’s not coming out of their pockets it’s coming out of Celtic’s. You can’t keep doing that.”

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