Racism in football: Uefa punish Lazio with partial stadium closure for fan behaviour


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Their lovers will partially close for their Europa League game against Celtic month as punishment for civic behaviour lazio’s arena.
It’s the first sanction declared by Uefa since European football’s governing body said the”football family” must”wage war on the racists”.
Stadium closed is the punishment Uefa can inflict.
Lazio have been fined 20,000 euros (#17,300) and will undergo full stadium closure should they reoffend within a year.
The sanctions link during the 2-1 win over French side Rennes October of Lazio.
That game was already subject to some partial scene shut for the racist behaviour of the A side’s lovers at a Europa League match that is last-32 .
On Tuesday, Uefa defended its record of taking action against racism in the wake of England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria, that was suspended twice due to salutes and monkey chants by housing fans.
Lazio had published a statement prior to Uefa publishing its judgment, protesting against the”deeply damaging” penalty.
They said the choice”seems not to have taken into consideration the crystal obvious condemnation in the team against the odious racist behaviour of a few irresponsible people”.
The announcement included that Lazio”reaffirms its intention to pursue penal and civil courts those responsible for improper behaviour”.
The Italian side host Celtic in the second match on 7.
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