We reported on Monday evening UEFA had charged Celtic’s Euro rivals Lazio with racist behaviour – stemming from match-day two in the Europa League.

The Italian club had a partially closed stand for the game against Rennes to begin with and the news they have been pulled up for something so serious could mean a heavy punishment by European football’s governing body.

The club are set to find out their fate on October 17 when UEFA meet to figure out the right course of action to take.

This could have a negative impact on Celtic and their support after the club revealed they would be getting a large amount of briefs for the tie in Rome. 

UEFA could choose to close a whole stand or even make Lazio play the game behind closed doors – leaving Celtic fans also locked out of the tie. The latter is a severe punishment – then again – this is a serious issue and something that shouldn’t be tolerated in our game.


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