Lazio are ready to root out and ban the racists that have brought down the wrath of UEFA.
The Italian side have been in bother over racist actions for over a decade and had to play matches behind closed doors in 2012.
UEFA have brought fresh charges following last week’s win over Rennes with the threat of a further ground closure for their match against Celtic next month.
Around 10,000 Celtic fans are expected to travel to the Italian capital but the prospect of a ground closure has prompted the club into action.
— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) October 8, 2019
The SS Lazio informs that it has received from UEFA a dispute concerning the behaviour of some supporters responsible for having established acts defined as racist. In confirming that he will defend his reputation and tradition, the company informs that he immediately activated the initiatives aimed at identifying those responsible and will rigorously apply the code of ethics to remove the perpetrators of the facts from the stadium.
UEFA will meet on October 17 to decide on punishments for offences on Matchday 2. With the Stadio Olympico rarely more than half full for Europa League matches the closure of a stand has little impact on the club.
Any decision is open to appeal, last month the Slovakian FA successfully appealed against a complete ground closure for tomorrow’s match against Wales.