Lazio Ultras have released an official statement backing the team, but reiterating President Claudio Lotito “is the enemy.”
The supporters have been protesting against Lotito for several years and show no signs of scaling that back despite finishing in fifth place last season.
“Lotito has been, is and always will be the enemy of the ultras, being the only President to have his own fans arrested simply for protesting against him!
“We will always hate him even if only for that, quite apart from his work or the results of the team. We do not want this to be used as an alibi for the performances on the field.
“We have decided to support the team despite our ill feeling towards the President. We will always be close to Lazio regardless of the situation. We're not changing our minds, nor will we be softened by a good transfer campaign, but won't give the players an alibi to hide behind.
“To those who accuse us of not representing the real Lazio supporters, don't forget we have been here for decades and our sacrifices have made the history of this club,” declared the Ultras Laziali of the Curva Nord.