About 5,000 Lazio fans protest outside stadium

About 5,000 Lazio fans protested outside the Stadio Olimpico on

Saturday, calling for club president Claudio Lotito and coach

Davide Ballardini to leave.

Lazio is 17th in the 20-team Serie A, only one point clear of

the relegation zone. The club’s supporters grew more disgruntled

after a 1-0 loss to AS Roma in the Rome derby last weekend.

The ANSA news agency reported that fans acted peacefully but

shouted slogans such as “Set Lazio free,” and “Lotito: Leave.”

Lazio hosts Genoa on Sunday.