Banned from entering the stadium to see Celtic face Real Betis due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, fans of the Parkhead club still travelled to Sevilla ahead of the game.
A large group of them were present around the Benito Villamarín before kick-off, and El Desmarque in Spain explain what happened throughout the 90 minutes off the pitch, right outside the gates.
It’s explained ‘hundreds of Celtic fans’ had made the travel to Spain, and despite having no chance of entering the stadium, ‘they crowded the gates to the Real Betis stadium trying to enter it’.
They did so twice, firstly ‘in one of the turnstiles that gave access to the Gol Norte area, without achieving their objective’.
Once that failed, they tried again ‘in the bottom sector’, and it was during this second attempt that ‘security members weren’t enough and had to call on members of the National Police, who were in charge of evicting the area on an official basis’.
Despite being told beforehand they wouldn’t be able to enter the stadium, ‘many Celtic fans insisted on their determination to enter, asking for explanations from the authorities present’.
Eventually, though, ‘fans of the visiting club threw in the towel and left due to the refusal of the security forces’.
This news made it to El Chiringuito, who outright call the Celtic fans ‘hooligans’, claiming they ‘tried to assault’ the stadium.
🔥 HOOLIGANS DEL CELTIC trataron de ASALTAR EL VILLAMARÍN.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) September 17, 2021