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Società Sportiva Lazio Punished For Racist Chanting

Società Sportiva Lazio

Italian club Società Sportiva Lazio of the Curve Nord (North Curve) stand will. be closed for two games after racist chanting by fans against rivals Sassuolo, the Lega Serie A said on Tuesday.

The chanting aimed at Sassuolo’s Claud Adjapong and Alfred Duncan led to warnings being issued over the loud speakers ‘during Sunday’s tie which the Roman side won 6-1. Società Sportiva Lazio

In its disciplinary report the Lega Serie found “around 2,000 of the 5,449 occupants” of the section were guilty of “chants expressive of racial discrimination” in the 31st and 77th minutes of the match.

As a suspended sentence had already been applied for the same reason after the Rome derby on April 30 this year the Curve Nord will now be closed for two home games.

In addition to the match against Cagliari on October 22nd the Società Sportiva Lazio fan section will also be closed against Udinese on November 5.

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