Celtic football fans trash Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

Celtic football fans trash Madrid's Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor aftermath - Credit Twitter @ VPmmad

Celtic football fans have disgraced their team by leaving trash everywhere on Madrid’s Plaza Mayor.

In a performance worse than their team on the field, Celtic lost 5-1, the fans left the square in an absolute and disgraceful mess on Wednesday, November 2.

Although the police and the city were expecting problems, with Celtic fans having a poor reputation, they were overwhelmed after more than 10,000 arrived in the city.

The city was expecting less than half that number with only 3,000 tickets for the game having been sold.

That left around 7,000 of the Celtic faithful to drink, sing and generally get out of hand much to the annoyance of locals.

The police did contain them in the square, which is the normal tactic as it allows them to be marshalled easily into and out of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

But that meant that many remained overnight in the square leaving a huge amount of litter never seen in the city. Whilst most were guilty of littering, a small number also damaged bars and terraces surrounding the square.

Although many complaints were laid with the police, they did manage to control the situation well with few outbreaks of violence or destruction to property.

But what they were not able to do is to control the litter with plastic bags, cans, bottles and packaging littering the area.

As always it is a minority that cause the most problems, but Celtic do have an issue with travelling fans that they need to deal with. In this case Celtic football fans have trashed a historic and beautiful square in the centre of Madrid.

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.


    • Dr Trth

      03 November 2022 • 00:11

      They are NOT Irish fans! wish they wouldn’t use the Irish flag to associate themselves with Ireland. They all should be arrested when back in SCOTLAND AS THEY ARE SCOTTISH thugs!

    • John McLean

      03 November 2022 • 11:29

      send the bill for cleaning to the Celtic Supporters Club

    • Garcy

      03 November 2022 • 15:02

      They do that everywhere they go. Always have done and always will.

    • Geoff Mallabar

      03 November 2022 • 22:54

      Four of us Geordies travelled to Seville a few years ago. We were treated terribly everywhere we went. When it was realised that we were not Scots everything changed. Celtic fans had trashed their city and Scots were not welcome.

    • Don

      14 November 2022 • 19:55

      Absolute hogwash! My son and I actually went to both the plaza and the game, which is more than any of you trolls. Talking to the street cleaners they were very chilled, praising the Celtic fans for their great humour, and actually criticizing the council for not providing enough refuse bins…

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