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30 Jan 2013 19:16:56

Lazio fined 140,000 euros for Euro racism

Italian giants Lazio were fined a total of 140,000 euros ($190,000, £120,000) by UEFA on Wednesday after their Europa League clashes against Tottenham and Maribor were marred by racist chanting.

Lazio were slapped with a 90,000-euro sanction after some sections of the Rome club's fans brandished a banner reading "Free Palestine" at the November 22 game against Tottenham in Rome which finished 0-0.

Others sang "Juden Tottenham" ("Tottenham Jews" in German) at the visiting fans, whose club has a historical Jewish connection.

Tottenham were also fined 10,000 euros for crowd disturbances at the same Group J game.

Lazio had previously been fined 40,200 euros by UEFA after monkey chants were directed at Tottenham players during the reverse fixture in London in September.

UEFA also punished Lazio after their fans threw missiles and fireworks on to the pitch while the team was sanctioned for their late arrival at the stadium.

The Italians also received a suspended one-match stadium ban and a further 50,000-euro fine for their supporters' racist conduct in the Europa League group stage game against Maribor in Slovenia on December 6.

Maribor were fined 17,000 euros for poor match organisation and the throwing of missiles and fireworks by their supporters at the same Group J game.


AFP

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