NEWS
Tuesday April 12 2016
Palermo handed stadium ban

Palermo have been given a one-game stadium ban after crowd trouble in the defeat to Lazio.

The match had to be delayed twice as Rosanero supporters threw firecrackers, chairs and even shoes onto the pitch, and the Lega Serie A has released its disciplinary report today.

The Giudice Sportivo found that “various kinds” of dangerous projectiles “resulting in the suspension of the game in the 24th minute of the first half [for about a minute] and the 14th minute of the second half [for around four minutes]”.

It was noted that a firecracker “exploded in close proximity to two players” which “endangered their safety” and that “two firecrackers exploded in the vicinity of the assistant referees” meaning “Palermo are obliged to play one match behind closed doors”.

Verona and Napoli were fined €15,000 each, after Butei supporters sang anti-Neapolitan songs, and the home supporters threw smoke bombs.

On the pitch, Frosinone defender Leonardo Blanchard, Marten de Roon of Atalanta and Verona’s Samuel Souprayen have been given a one-game suspension for their respective red cards.

Arlind Ajeti of Frosinone, Fiorentina defender Davide Astori, Atalanta’s Luca Cigarini, Genoa’s Ezequiel Munoz, Robin Quaison of Palermo, Juventus striker Simone Zaza, Piotr Zielinski of Empoli and Sampdoria defender Andrea Ranocchia have all passed the disciplinary threshold with their yellow cards at the weekend and have been given a one-match ban.

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