Even the sheep get it in the neck for Celts
Celtic’s cultural exchange with Champions League play-off opponents Shakhter Karagandy reached its peak when manager Neil Lennon was asked about sacrificing sheep ahead of tonight’s first-leg tie in Astana.
Hours before the Scottish champions arrived at the Astana Arena for a training session on the plastic pitch, the Kazakhstan side killed a sheep in order to bring them good luck.
The sacrifice took place at a tunnel in the corner of the stadium before the Shakhter players were put through their paces by coach Viktor Kumykov, who was later coy about the tradition.
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