Lazio to play in empty stadium
NYON, Switzerland (AP)
UEFA has ordered Lazio to play its next two home matches in European competition in an empty stadium as punishment for a fourth offense of racist behavior by its fans this season.
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UEFA did not specify the offensive behavior, which was widely reported to have been fans making fascist-style salutes.
Lazio was also fined €40,000 ($52,000). Its UEFA fines now total €220,000 ($294,000) this season.
Lazio's latest sanction followed incidents during a 2-0 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach last Thursday.
UEFA previously found Lazio fans guilty after home and away matches against Tottenham, and away to Maribor.