Celtic’s Champions League pull opposite Linfield sends fans into meltdown

Celtic's Champions League pull opposite Linfield sends fans into meltdown
Fans reacted with startle to a pull (Picture: Sky Sports)

Celtic could play Northern Irish champions Linfield in a Champions League subordinate second turn – with a initial leg pencilled in for a week of 12 July.

The thought of a traditionally Catholic group personification opposite a Protestant side in Belfast on a day celebrating the Battle of a Boyne has sent football fans into overdrive.

Better famous as ‘The Twelth’ or ‘Orangemen’s Day’, 12 Jul traditionally sees parades and marches by a streets of a Northern Irish capital.

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The day celebrates Protestant aristocrat William of Orange’s feat over a Catholic aristocrat James II in 1690.

While a marches have been generally pacific given a Good Friday agreement, a day has caused narrow-minded tensions and resulted in several religiously encouraged murders over a years.

Celtic's Champions League pull opposite Linfield sends fans into meltdown
Violence during a Twelfth march in 2015 (Picture: Getty Images)

All of these factors – total with football’s story of assault – has fans awaiting a really sharp atmosphere.

Many were discerning to take to amicable media after conference a news:

The Champions League subordinate second turn fixtures are due to take place on 11 or 12 Jul and Linfield contingency kick La Fiorita of San Marino in a initial round.

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