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Gerrard asks Celtic fans to please behave

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Celtic will play against Legia Warsaw this next Thursday with one section of Ibrox closed after the team was punished by UEFA.

Celtic will host Legia Warsaw on Thursday’s UEFA Europa League Playoff fixture.

And for the team’s manager, Steven Gerrard, is very important for fans to behave, as one section of their home stadium will be closed to the public.

“It’s disappointing when I think about the effect it’s going to have on innocent fans who go to the game and behave properly,” Gerrard told The Scotzine.

“They are going to miss out on the chance to watch the second leg which is all set up for an incredible match.”

“I still think the crowd will be important next week. It’s a small section, but it’s still not helpful,” he added.

“We do still want to send a clear message to our supporters that we’re going to need them with us in the second leg. We need the stadium to be rocking and jumping because as you saw, they are tough opponents.”

He commented: “We’ve been here before and I hope it’s the last time we have to deal with questions on fan behavior. We want our fans to go to the games, enjoy it and get behind the team.”

“That’s what being a fan is all about. We’ve got one of the best fanbases in the world. They follow us in large numbers home and away and they have got a reputation for being the best supporters in the world.”

“So, when you hear stuff like this, it damages the fans’ reputation,” he concluded.