Glasgow Celtic football club produced a stunning display of teamwork on and off the field in order to eliminate their Israeli opposition. Over two legs, Celtic beat Be’er Sheva 5 to 4 and the Scottish fans made clear where their hearts were by flying hundreds of Palestinian flags at Glasgow’s Celtic Park. Israeli teams, despite Israel not being in Europe, attempt to qualify for the UEFA Champions League since no Middle Eastern country is willing to compete with the pariah state.
The display of solidarity with Palestine drew a rebuke from UEFA and charges are expected. Anticipating this, Celtic fans have raised more than £130,000 for Palestinian charities in an attempt to match the impending Uefa fine.