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
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.