Tuesday May 22 2012
Lazio 'could be excluded from Serie A'

The battle between Lazio and the CONI drags on with a warning “at this rate they will be excluded from Serie A.”

Lazio play at the Stadio Olimpico, which is owned by the CONI (Italian Olympic Committee), but President Claudio Lotito has continually protested at the cost of the rent agreement.

The Biancocelesti have gone so far as to sign up the Stadio Barbera in Palermo to play their home games in the Europa League next season.

“The problems are the same as a while back. Lazio have not made contact and at this rate they will be excluded from Serie A,” warned CONI President Gianni Petrucci.

It is not yet clear where Lazio intend to play their Serie A home matches next term.

The Olimpico was also the venue for Sunday’s Coppa Italia Final, which saw Napoli beat Juventus 2-0, but the club was also fined €30,000 after fans jeered throughout the national anthem.

“The Napoli fans did something shameful, as jeering the national anthem is inconceivable!”