Just days after their ground sharers Roma were whipped by Real Madrid in front of an empty stadium, Rome’s other club, Lazio were ordered to play their next European tie with their fans banned as well. From the Associated Press :
Lazio already has been eliminated from the UEFA Cup. The ban will apply when the club next qualifies for a European competition, UEFA said.
In last month’s game against Partizan Belgrade, fans taunted Partizan’s Pierre Boya, a striker from Cameroon who scored twice in the 2-2 tie. The fans clashed with police, ignited flares and threw objects during the Nov. 25 UEFA Cup game in Rome.
Partizan Belgrade, meanwhile, was fined 5,200 euros ($8,430 Cdn) for the misbehaviour of its fans, who also threw flares during the match at the Stadio Olimpico.
In other decisions by its disciplinary panel, UEFA fined Real Madrid 9,780 euros ($15,900 Cdn) for racial taunts of its supporters during the Spanish club’s Nov. 23 Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen. Real’s fans taunted the German side’s black players during the match and some were captured on camera making Nazi salutes.
“In reaching the decision, the control and disciplinary body took into account that this was the first time incidents of this kind had occurred involving supporters of the Madrid team,” UEFA said.
UEFA also fined Greek club Olympiakos 65,000 euros ($105,366 Cdn) after fans set off flares and threw objects during the Nov. 23 Champions League match against Deportivo de La Coruna of Spain. UEFA also cited poor security in the club’s stadium and noted the problem had occurred on several previous occasions.
Russia’s CSKA was fined 22,800 euros ($37,000 Cdn) for its fans’ throwing objects during its Nov. 24 Champions League match against Portuguese side Porto, while Belgium’s Club Brugge received a 13,000 euros ($21,000 Cdn) penalty for fan racials taunts during a Nov. 25 UEFA Cup game against Dutch side Utrecht.