Wednesday February 27 2013
UEFA close Lazio doors?

It’s reported Lazio could be forced to play at least one game behind closed doors, maybe even two, after repeated incidents of racism in the Europa League.

The club was already on a suspended sentence following racist insults from sections of the crowd during the group phase, including the games with Tottenham Hotspur.

A gang of around 300 Lazio ultras were spotted doing a Nazi salute during the 2-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Lazio had tried to argue it was a ‘militaristic salute,’ but UEFA are expected to come down heavily on the club.

It seems certain the Europa League Round of 16 home tie with Stuttgart will be behind closed doors on March 14.

There are also rumours in La Gazzetta dello Sport that UEFA could inflict a two-game ban on the Stadio Olimpico crowd.

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