Celtic fans react to controversial Champions League draw

Celtic discovered on Monday that they will take on either San Marino’s SP La Fiorita or Northern Irish champions Linfield in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

Should Brendan Rodgers’s team get Linfield as their opponents, the first leg of the tie could get caught up in controversy.

The matches in the second qualifying round are due to be played on July 11/12 and July 18/19.

On the 12th of the month, the Orange Order march through the streets of Northern Ireland to celebrate Ulster Protestantism, which can be a tense affair due to the conflict in the country.

With Celtic – known for its traditional support of Irish Catholicism – potentially due to play Linfield on the 12th, tensions could be heightened.

The Scottish Premiership champions will discover who their opponents will be in just over two weeks’ time, and the fans are already anticipating controversy if they end up having to face the Northern Irish outfit.