CELTIC FANS must now wait until tomorrow to hear the UEFA verdict on Lazio which could have a profound effect on the travelling support.
Last week, UEFA charged the Italian’s with racist behaviour during the Rennes game in the Europa League on match-day two.
The hearing was initially scheduled for Thursday but was then slated for today with the UEFA disciplinary panel pushing up the meeting. However, time constraints at UEFA meant there will be no decision this evening and it will likely be tomorrow we hear the outcome according to Record Sport.
Why does this matter to the Celtic support. A heavy punishment could see UEFA close down the Stadio Olimpico for their next Europa league game which would be against Celtic.
Considering the amount of briefs Celtic fans got for the game over in Rome – it would impact heavily on many supporters who have already booked their trip to see the bhoys abroad.
They would be reimbursed for their tickets under that scenario but their money would be lost on travel in many cases.
If some of Lazio’s fans are found guilty of racist behaviour then all serious punishments should be on the table regardless of how it effects any one support. Racism in football is not acceptable and anyone using the sport as a vehicle for hate should be punted out of the game.
Stay tuned to the site and our social media feeds to find out UEFA’s decision