Celtic fans clash with baton-wielding Swedish police officers during Europa League tie against AIK in Stockholm
- Celtic supporters clashed with Swedish police officers on Thursday night
- Pictures and mobile phone footage appeared to show officers using batons
- Celtic won 4-1 on the night to complete a 6-1 victory on aggregate over AIK
Celtic fans clashed with Swedish police officers in Stockholm during Thursday’s Europa League tie against AIK.
Pictures and mobile phone footage appeared to show officers using batons on the travelling fans inside the Friends Arena.
The ugly scenes erupted just before half-time.
Celtic supporters clashed with Swedish police officers in Stockholm on Thursday night
Pictures from the Friends Arena showed officers using batons on the travelling fans
One fan tweeted: ‘Five minutes before half time the police move along to where these guys were standing, just to my left, pointing people out.
‘As soon as HT whistle blew they barged in, started grabbing guys & utterly smashing them with batons.’
Celtic won the game 4-1 to complete a 6-1 win on aggregate and book a place in the group stage of the Europa League.
The ugly scenes erupted just before half-time of the Europa League play-off second leg
Celtic have been fined by UEFA in the past after their fans let off fireworks and flares during European matches.
The most recent incident took place in February 2017 when fireworks were let off during the game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
AIK were this week slapped with an £82,500 fine for crowd disturbance during their Champions League qualifier against Maribor this month.
Flares were also lit in the section reserved for visiting fans before kick-off at the Friends Arena