UEFA Charges Lazio And Spurs For Racism And Crowd Trouble Respectively

Lazio has been charged over the alleged racist behaviour of its supporters during November’s controversial UEFA Europa League draw against Tottenham Hotspur.


Lazio supporters mocked Tottenham’s links with the Jewish community by chanting ‘Juden Tottenham’ at the away fans during the 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on 22 November.

UEFA also announced Tottenham has been charged over separate crowd disturbances at the Group J game.

A statement from UEFA read: “UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against S.S. Lazio. Charges relate to the alleged racist behaviour of Lazio supporters during the Italian club’s 0-0 UEFA Europa League Group J draw against Tottenham Hotspur FC in Rome on 22 November 2012.

“Proceedings will also be instigated against S.S. Lazio for throwing of missiles and/or fireworks by their supporters, incidents of a non-sporting nature, late team arrival at the stadium, and late handling of the team sheet.”

UEFA will hear both cases at a disciplinary meeting on 24 January.

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