Celtic could find themselves in trouble with UEFA after a fan invaded the pitch

Celtic fan invades pitch and aims kick at Kylian Mbappe

Celtic could find themselves in trouble with UEFA after a supporter invaded the Parkhead pitch and aimed a kick at Kylian Mbappe.

The incident, which took place during the first half of the Champions League clash on Tuesday night, is likely to be investigated by the authorities after the fan came close to landing a blow on the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

Mbappe cowered as the man, who was wearing a green jacket and jeans and had a Celtic scarf wrapped around his neck, ran towards him.

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Celtic could find themselves in trouble with UEFA after a fan invaded the pitch

Celtic could find themselves in trouble with UEFA after a fan invaded the pitch

The fan sprinted onto the pitch during the first half and aimed a kick at PSG's Kylian Mbappe

The fan sprinted onto the pitch during the first half and aimed a kick at PSG’s Kylian Mbappe

The incident took place after Edinson Cavani had scored PSG's third goal of the game

The incident took place after Edinson Cavani had scored PSG’s third goal of the game

Fortunately, the kick missed its intended target and no one was harmed. The man was caught by stewards and escorted from the field of play.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers condemned the fan’s actions after the game, which was one 5-0 by PSG as Mbappe got his name on the scoresheet.

Rodgers said: ‘The reaction of the crowd said it all. It was disappointing and you don’t want to see a supporter getting onto the pitch at any ground.

‘It was bitterly disappointing and the club will deal with that person, we didn’t want to see that.’

He was eventually cornered and pulled to the ground by stewards at Parkhead

He was eventually cornered and pulled to the ground by stewards at Parkhead

The supporter shouts angrily towards the pitch as he is pulled away

The supporter shouts angrily towards the pitch as he is pulled away

UEFA take a dim view on such incidents and Celtic are no strangers to the governing body’s disciplinary procedures.

In December, the club were charged after their fans were seen in sections of the Etihad Stadium meant for Manchester City supporters before an outbreak of fighting took place in the 73rd minute of the two sides’ Champions League meeting.

And in August, they were cited after fans unfurled what UEFA determined to be an ‘illicit banner’ during a game against Northern Irish side Linfield.

The banner in question featured the image of a paramilitary-style figure.

Stewards escorted the man away from the field of play after the incident at Parkhead

Stewards escorted the man away from the field of play after the incident at Parkhead

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