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Celtic's European opponents in hot water after 'sacrifice'


Celtic’s Champions League qualifying opponents Shakhter Karagandy are in hot water with animal rights group Peta after sacrificing a sheep before the first leg of their clash last week.

Neil Lennon’s side lost the match 2-0 against the little-known Kazakhstan outfit, with the 4000-mile round trip being blamed for fatiguing players before kick-off.

However, Karagandy believe their win was aided by their infamous ritual of sheep sacrificing, with their boss Viktor Kumykov overseeing the throat-slitting on the pitch ahead of the match.

Peta, the animal rights group, have expressed their outrage, however, in a strongly-worded letter to Uefa urging Michel Platini to punish Karagandy.

Celtic have it all to do in the second leg at Celtic Park next week.


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