About 5,000 Lazio fans protest outside stadium

BY foxsports • December 19, 2009

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.

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