Lazio handed partial stadium ban for fans’ racist behaviour


Lazio handed partial stadium ban for fans' racist behaviour
Lazio's Angolan defender Bastos (R) celebrates with teammate Ciro Immobile after scoring during the Italian Serie a football match Benevento Calcio vs SS Lazio on october 29, 2017 at the Ciro Vigorito Stadium in Benevento. / AFP PHOTO / CARLO HERMANN

In Summary

  • European soccer’s governing body UEFA said in a statement that Lazio must also display a banner carrying the words “#EqualGame” with the UEFA logo on it for the match against Celtic on Nov. 7.

Lazio have been ordered to close four sections of their stadium for their next Europa League home game due to racist behaviour by the Italian club’s fans during a group stage match against Stade Rennais earlier this month.

European soccer’s governing body UEFA said in a statement that Lazio must also display a banner carrying the words “#EqualGame” with the UEFA logo on it for the match against Celtic on Nov. 7.

The club were also fined 20,000 euros ($22,088) and given a suspended sentence of having to play one more match behind closed doors, contingent on there being no further racist incidents during a probationary period of one year.

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