Soccer

UEFA cites Lazio over alleged racist abuse by fans

Share This Story

   
 

NYON, Switzerland (AP)

European soccer's governing body has cited the Italian club Lazio for ''alleged racist behavior'' by fans accused of chanting anti-Semitic abuse at Tottenham.

Lazio fans also displayed a ''Free Palestine'' banner at Olympic Stadium on Nov. 22 in the Europa League game. Tottenham draws fans from the Jewish community.

UEFA says Lazio faces a range of charges, including fans throwing things. Tottenham faces sanctions for ''crowd disturbances.'' Lazio could be ordered to play a Europa League match in an empty stadium.

UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the case Jan. 24.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

SOCCER Headlines