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Copenhagen's Michael Santos charged with assault on police during Europa League tie

Michael Santos was involved in an incident with the police during Copenhagen's match against Celtic.

FC Copenhagen striker Michael Santos has been charged with assaulting a police officer during their Europa League match against Celtic on Thursday.

Santos scored the opening goal of the game as Copenhagen overcame the Scottish champions 3-1 at Celtic Park to progress to the last 16.

The striker had an altercation with an officer in front of their travelling supporters after Copenhagen's second goal late on.

Tempers flared as stewards and other policemen stepped in to prevent any escalation in tensions and Copenhagen said one of their stewards was charged as well.

Police Scotland confirmed on Friday that Santos and a member of the Copenhagen staff were charged in connection with the incident.

Police said that the two men -- aged 26 and 42 -- had been reported to the procurator fiscal.

"After Pep Biel's 2-1-goal at Celtic Park there was turmoil in front of the FCK Fan Section after an official grabbed Pep Biel during the celebration," Copenhagen said in a statement.

"One of our stewards tried to prevent a clash and was led away and talked with Scottish Police. Michael Santos also talked with the police, who subsequently have charged them both."

Copenhagen were drawn against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League round of 16 draw on Friday.

Information from Reuters was included in this report.


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