Lazio hit with partial stadium closure for Celtic match following racism charge
The Serie A club have been charged with racist behaviour.
Celtic’s Europa League match against Lazio in Rome will be subject to a partial stadium closure after the Italian club were charged with racist behaviour by UEFA.
The charge followed alleged racist chanting from supporters during Lazio’s 2-1 Europa League victory over French club Rennes on October 3 at Stadio Olimpico.
Scottish champions Celtic host Lazio on October 24 and then head to the Italian capital for the return Group E match on November 7, when the partial closure will be enforced.
- Ordered to close sectors 46, 47, 48 and 49 of the stadium
- Fined 20,000 euros
- Ordered to play one UEFA competition home match behind closed doors (suspended for one year)
In a statement, UEFA announced that Lazio will be required to display a banner containing the wording ‘#EqualGame’ and the UEFA logo in the closed section of the stadium.
Lazio have been fined 20,000 euros (£17,300).
UEFA has also ordered the Italian club to play one additional UEFA competition match behind closed doors, with that sanction suspended for one year.