Ajax face disciplanary action over supporter bigotry
"Show Racism the Red Card condemn all acts of violence, racism and bigotry and work tirelessly throughout Scotland to educate against the dangers of such attitudes and behaviours."
A spokesperson for Show Racism the Red Card
Scenes of violence and bigotry marred Celtic's away clash with Ajax.
The game ended with the Scottish champions losing 1-0, but it was the actions of supporters that overshadowed what was a vital game for both teams.
Before the Champions League group stage match at the Amsterdam Arena, Ajax fans revealed a Sectarian banner, which read "F***ian Ba****s”.
UEFA have confirmed they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Ajax, which will conclude on 12th November.
They had initially reported that the governing body had no plans to look into the matter and that they had not received any official reports of offensive behaviour by either set of supporters.
Photographs of the banner were circulated on social networks and complaints made to UEFA before their U-turn over the issue.
A Spokesperson for Show Racism the Red Card Said: "We welcome the news that UEFA will now take disciplinary action over a banner displayed by Ajax supporters during last Wednesday night’s Champions’ League fixture with Celtic".
Press reports last Thursday, suggested that Celtic fans had been involved in "sectarian chanting" aimed at former Rangers defender and Ajax boss Frank de Boer.
No UEFA disciplinary action has been taken regarding the actions of the supporters of the Parkhead club.
44 arrests were made surrounding the scenes of unrest, including six Celtic fans who were detained for violence involving police.
Celtic Manager, Neil Lennon said: "If there was a reaction from Celtic fans, it was because there was immense provocation in the first place".
UEFA opened a disciplinary case against Ajax for the behaviour of their fans in the same fixture last Month at Celtic Park. This is due to be dealt with by 21st November.
Show Racism the Red Card condemn all acts of violence, racism and bigotry and work tirelessly throughout Scotland to educate against the dangers of such attitudes and behaviours.