John Paul Taylor has warned Celtic fans of the ‘low tolerance’ of the Spanish authorities in Valencia.
The Supporters Liaison Officer has the task of ensuring that events run as smoothly as possible off the park with meetings held in advance with the host club.
Social media coverage last night showed police attacks on Celtic supporters with an air of apprehension in the city today.
Highly recommend fans with tickets getting in early this evening, clearly low tolerance levels being displayed here pic.twitter.com/xrlxzzxwLi
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) February 21, 2019
Upto 10,000 Celtic fans are expected in Valencia today but many booked into nearby holiday resorts are having second thoughts over whether it is worthwhile going into the city.
Last season Celtic took a similar number of supporters to Munich with minimal problems but it seems that the authorities in Valencia have taken a completely different approach to dealing with an influx of fans.
Tonight’s match kicks off at 6.55pm local time with Celtic officially allocated 2,500 tickets but thousands more have bought tickets among the home support.