UEFA have brought forward the disciplinary hearing against Lazio for racist behaviour from fans during their Europa League tie with Rennes.
The Italian club have been serial offenders on the issue for a number of years and had to play home matches behind closed doors in 2012 following UEFA sanctions. Around 10,000 Celtic fans have made arrangements to be in Rome for the match on November 7.
Lazio UEFA hearing today now, not Thursday.
Wednesday FCFS would have been crazy, if it was announced we were locked out the next day.
— CelticResearch (@CelticResearch) October 14, 2019
The hearing was originally scheduled for October 17 but that has been brought forward to today with an announcement expected tomorrow.
Lazio have handed Celtic an allocation of 9,000 tickets which looks like a move aimed to ensure that there is no closure of the Stadio Olympico for next month’s match.
Celtic have still to receive and distribute tickets with travelling fans anxious for the green light to see their team play in the Italian capital for the first time in over 50 years of UEFA competition.