LAZIO are set to visit Celtic Park on match-day three of the Europa League with the Italian’s looking to cause Celtic their first defeat of the competition.
But all eyes will be on UEFA on October 17 when governing body mulls over Lazio’s latest charge which pertains to racism from a group of fans in the stand.
UEFA have cited the club for some fans behaviour during their win against Rennes in matchday two and they will now find out their fate.
Ahead of the hearing, Lazio have sent out a strongly worded statement saying they will deal with the supporters who continue to drag their club’s name through the mud.
“In confirming that Lazio will work to defend its reputation and tradition, the club announces that it has immediately started an investigation to identify those responsible and will rigorously apply the code of ethics to remove them from the stadium,”
“We also wish to point out that the club, in protecting its interests, will join any legal action taken against those who, following the investigation with police, are found to be responsible.” reported by Football Italia.
If the Rome based club are dealt with in a serious manner they could face a stand or partial stand closure for the visit of Celtic on matchday four.
Celtic also find themselves in front of UEFA on October 17 but for use of pyro, and nothing as abhorrent as racism.