LAZIO have tonight issued a communication condemning any fans for being racist inside their ground on matchday two of the Europa League against Rennes.
They then go on to talk about the ‘Deeply Damaging’ sanction as reported on by Football Italia which seems to suggest they already know the punishment that’s coming there way and by the sounds of things it could be a full stadium closure.
#Lazio complain about the "deeply damaging" #UEFA sanction after racist chants against Stade Rennais.
The problem is, UEFA haven't said what the punishment is yet, but evidently Lazio know already. https://t.co/dAOQdP2j2E
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 15, 2019
The club were charged by UEFA last week with their hearing moved up to early this week as opposed to Thursday. While there has been no official word from UEFA on any penalty the Lazio statement seems to suggest some sort of punishment which punishes law-abiding fans i.e Stadium or stand closure.
The statement talks about the right to appeal.
We should find out very shortly what the official verdict is but if it’s a full stadium ban then Celtic fans would not be permitted into the grounds either which would spell disaster for many who have already booked up for Rome.