Champions League - Five Celtic fans found guilty of violent behaviour

Five Celtic fans have been found guilty of violent behaviour in Amsterdam before the club's Champions League clash with Ajax.

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The fans were sentenced to prison terms after using violence against the Dutch police although they have been released for now pending appeal.

At a court in Amsterdam, Padraig Mullen, 28, and Damian Dobbin, 23, were jailed for two months, Tam Kennedy, 30, and Andy Vance, 21, for six weeks and Joseph McPherson, 20, for a month.

A sixth man - John Quigley, 49 – was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Dutch police had used force to help quell a riot in Dam Square but the judge rejected the fans' claim that the force was excessive.

Eight police officers were injured in the violence in the city centre before the Hoops' 1-0 defeat at the Amsterdam ArenA on November 8th with 44 people arrested, including 28 Scots.

After the initial spate of arrests, 12 Celtic fans were released after paying fines while another 10 were freed without charge.

The Amsterdam court awarded damages of between €250 and €500 to four injured Dutch police officers.

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