Friday , October 25 2019

Lazio hit with partial stadium closure for Europa League match with Celtic following racism charge 

Lazio hit with partial stadium closure for Europa League match with Celtic following racism charge after win over French side Rennes

  • Lazio have been charged with racist behaviour following victory over Rennes
  • They will have to partially close stadium for Europa League match with Celtic
  • Match takes place on November 7; Lazio have also been fined £17,300 by UEFA
  • Lazio will be required to display a banner containing the wording ‘#EqualGame’ 

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 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.

Lazio fans pictured during their 2-1 victory over Rennes in the Europa League on October 3

Lazio will be forced to display an #EqualGame banner in the closed section of their stadium

Lazio will be forced to display an #EqualGame banner in the closed section of their stadium

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 £17,300 (€20,000).

UEFA has also ordered the Italian club to play one additional UEFA competition match behind closed doors, with that sanction suspended for one year.