Five Celtic supporters sentenced to up to two months in jail

Five supporters of Scottish football club Celtic have been sentenced to periods of up to two months in jail by a judge in Amsterdam.

The men were among 44 people arrested in clashes with Ajax supporters and police prior to a Champion’s League match between the two clubs earlier this month.

The fast-track court hearing, which took 8.5 hours, concluded on Thursday evening.

Beer cans

Two men were jailed for two months, two for six weeks and one for one month. A sixth man was found not guilty. The public prosecution department had called for two-month jail terms for all six. They were charged with attacking the police and throwing beer cans at them.

Four of the six were already released from jail. Two were held in custody but will be released on Friday pending an appeal, website said. They claim they were unaware they were fighting plain-clothes police officers.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway into claims that police used excessive violence in making the arrests.

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